Josiah Huntington Quincy
Josiah Huntington Quincy (1859–1919)
Josiah Huntington Quincy was born on October 15, 1859, in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of Josiah Phillips Quincy (1829–1910) and Helen Frances Huntington Quincy (1831–1903) of Quincy and Boston. He graduated from Harvard College in 1880, attended Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1884. He was a representative in the Massachusetts State House in 1887–1888 and 1890–1891, an assistant secretary of the United States Navy during the second term of President Cleveland, and the Democratic mayor of Boston between 1895 and 1899, when he was both acclaimed and attacked for his social (or "socialistic") reforms. He married Ellen Frances Krebs Tyler in London on February 17, 1900; they lived in Biarritz, France, where they had a child, Edmund Quincy, on May 15, 1903. One year after the death of Ellen Frances Krebs Tyler in 1904, he married Mary Honey (1873–1941), who later adopted Edmund as her son. Josiah Huntington Quincy died on September 8, 1919.