Lewis J. Powers

Lewis J. Powers (January 15, 1837 – September 15, 1915) was an American businessman and politician who served in both branches of the city council and as the 15th Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts from 1879 to 1880.

Lewis J. Powers
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15th Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts[1]
In office
1879[1] – 1880[1]
Preceded byEmerson Wight
Succeeded byWilliam H. Haile
Member of the
Springfield, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen[2]
In office
1874[2] – 1875[2]
Member of the
Springfield, Massachusetts
Common Council[2]
In office
1862[2] – 1862[2]
In office
1867[2] – 1867[2]
In office
1869[2] – 1869[2]
Personal details
Born(1837-01-15)January 15, 1837[2]
Springfield, Massachusetts[2]
DiedSeptember 15, 1915(1915-09-15) (aged 78)[1]
Springfield, Massachusetts[1][2]
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Martha Bangs[3]
ChildrenFrank Bangs Powers[3]
ProfessionPaper manufacturer[1]

He died in Springfield on September 15, 1915.[1]

Powers private office
Political offices
Preceded by
Emerson Wight
15th Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
William H. Haile


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Lewis J. Powers" (PDF). The New York Times. Springfield, Massachusetts. September 16, 1915. p. 11. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m King, Moses (1884). King's Handbook of Springfield, Massachusetts: A Series of Monographs Historical and Descriptive]. Springfield, Massachusetts: James D. Gill. p. 326. Retrieved March 3, 2020 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b Cutter, William Richard (1916), Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, Biographical—Genealogical, Volume 12, New York, N. Y., Boston, Ma: American Historical Society (Inc.), p. 160.