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John C. Lodge

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John Christian Lodge August 12, 1862 – February 6, 1950 was an influential politician from Detroit, Michigan, serving as mayor from 1922 to 1923, in 1924, and from 1927 to 1929, and spending over 30 years on the Detroit City Council

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Politics
  • 3 References
  • 4 Bibliography
  • 5 External links

Biographyedit

John C Lodge was born in Detroit on August 12, 1862 to Dr Edwin A Lodge born in 1822 in England1 and Christiana Lodge née Hanson2 He attended the Michigan Military Academy in 18812 He worked as a reporter and city editor for the Detroit Free Press from 1889 to 18963 In 1897 he entered the lumber industry, and was connected with the Dwight Lumber Company3

Politicsedit

Lodge was the chief clerk for the Wayne County Auditors from 1897 to 1905, then served for two years as the secretary to mayor George P Codd3 He was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from Wayne County's 1st District, from 1909 to 1910,2 and served as chair of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors3 He was a member of the Detroit City Council beginning in 1910,3 and held the position for 17 years before being elected mayor, nine of them as council president4 During that time, Lodge served twice as acting mayor: once from December 5, 1922 – April 9, 1923, after James J Couzens's resignation to assume the office of United States Senator, and once from August 2, 1924 – November 21, 1924 after Joseph A Martin's resignation In 1927, Lodge was elected mayor in his own right, serving from 1927 to 19292 He was defeated in his quest for renomination in 19295 After his stint as mayor, Lodge returned to the city council, serving there from 1932 to 19476

Lodge died on February 6, 1950 and is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit7 After his death, the John C Lodge Freeway M-10 in Detroit was named after him7

John Christian Lodge is sometime misidentified as "John Cabot Lodge", being confused with John Davis Lodge, the son of George Cabot Lodge and younger brother of Henry Cabot Lodge

Referencesedit

  1. ^ https://wwwfindagravecom/memorial/83870331
  2. ^ a b c d Who's Who in Detroit, 1935-36, Walter Romig & Co, 1935, p 206 
  3. ^ a b c d e Albert Nelson Marquis, ed 1914, The book of Detroiters: a biographical dictionary of leading living men of the city of Detroit, AN Marquis, p 311 
  4. ^ "In Detroit" TIME magazine January 23, 1928 
  5. ^ "Detroit's Silent Mayor Defeated in Primary Race" Los Angeles Times Oct 10, 1929 
  6. ^ "Detroit City Council, 1919 to present" Detroit Public Library Archived from the original on September 28, 2011 Retrieved November 6, 2010 
  7. ^ a b "Index to Politicians: Lockyear to Lofvegren" The Political Graveyard Retrieved November 6, 2010 

Bibliographyedit

  • Lodge, John Christian 1949 I Remember Detroit Detroit: Wayne University Press ISBN 0-7812-8581-X OCLC 415215 

External linksedit

  • John C Lodge at Find a Grave
  • "In Detroit" TIME magazine, January 23, 1928
Political offices
Preceded by
James J Couzens
Mayor of Detroit
1922–1923
Succeeded by
Frank Doremus
Preceded by
Joseph A Martin
Mayor of Detroit
1924
Succeeded by
John W Smith
Preceded by
John W Smith
Mayor of Detroit
1927–1929
Succeeded by
Charles Bowles


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