George I. Cunningham

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George Irvin Cunningham
44th Mayor of Charleston
In office
1873–1877
Preceded by Johann Andreas Wagener
Succeeded by William W. Sale
Personal details
BornSeptember 8, 1835
Monroe County, Tennessee
DiedNovember 29, 1902(1902-11-29) (aged 67)
Charleston, South Carolina
Political partyRepublican
During his tenure as mayor of Charleston, Cunningham lived at 12 Glebe Street. 12 Glebe St.jpg
During his tenure as mayor of Charleston, Cunningham lived at 12 Glebe Street.

George I. Cunningham was the forty-fourth mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, serving two terms from 1873 to 1877. Cunningham was born in Monroe County, Tennessee to Abner Cunningham and Celia Stephens. He served as the Chairman of the Charleston County Commissioners in 1872 and president of Charleston Waterworks Co. He was appointed a United States marshal in 1879. He was also the postmaster of Charleston. He died on November 29, 1902, and is buried at Magnolia Cemetery. [2] As of 2017, Cunningham is the most recent Republican mayor of Charleston.

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References

  1. "George Irvin Cunningham". Preservation Society of Charleston. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  2. "George Irvin Cunningham (1835-1902)". Find a Grave. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
Preceded by
Johann Andreas Wagener
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
1873–1877
Succeeded by
William W. Sale