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Levi Heywood Greenwood[1] (December 22, 1872[11] – April 7, 1930) was a businessman and Republican politician from Massachusetts in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was the father of former Fitchburg Mayor Robert E. Greenwood.

Early years

Greenwood was born in Gardner, Massachusetts,[9][11][12] to Alvni M. and Helen R. Greenwood,[13] on December 22, 1872.[9]

Marriage

Greenwood married Mary Alberta Cann of Brooklyn, New York on February 11, 1895.[11] They had four children, Eleanor Greenwood (Hornblower),[7] Margaret Greenwood, Richard Neal[14] Greenwood[15] and Robert E. Greenwood.[15]

Political career

Greenwood was President of the Massachusetts State Senate in 1912 and 1913.[5]

1913 election

In 1913 election, Greenwood had initially decided not to run for re-election the Senate but to run for lieutenant governor. He then changed his mind. His opposition to giving women the right to vote caused him to be a focus of opposition by the suffragist movement,[16] and suffragists threw their support to Edward Sibley,[4] Greenwood's opponent, which helped Sibley win.[4]

Businesses

Publisher

Greenwood was the Publisher and President of The Gardner News of Gardner, Massachusetts.[9]

Furniture manufacturer

In 1912, Greenwood was one of the directors[9] of Heywood Brothers and Wakefield Co, manufacturers of Rattan & Reed Furniture[17] in Gardner. By 1921 Greenwood was one of the owners[10] By 1926 he was the President of the Heywood-Wakefield Company.[18]

Directorships

Greenwood was also a corporate director of several banks (The First National Bank of Boston, The First National Bank of Gardner) and street railways (The Paducah Light and Traction Company, The Galveston-Houston Electric Company, and the Columbus Electric Company).[8]

See also

References

Bibliography

  • Coolidge, Henry D.: A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1921 (1921), p. 259.
  • Who's Who in State Politics, 1912, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, (1912), pp. 52–53.

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Harvard Alumni Association (1914), Harvard University Directory, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, p. 333
  2. ^ Who's Who in State Politics, 1912, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1912, p. 52
  3. ^ Coolidge, Henry D. (1907), A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1907, Boston, MA: The Massachusetts General Court, p. 416
  4. ^ a b c Fuess, Claude M. (1940), Calvin Coolidge – The Man from Vermont, Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, p. 114
  5. ^ a b c Coolidge, Henry D. (1921), A Manual for the Use of the General Court for 1921, Boston, MA: The Massachusetts General Court, p. 259
  6. ^ "LEVI H. GREENWOOD.; Gardner (Mass.) Banker and Publisher Dies in Arizona.", The New York Times, New York, NY, p. 23, April 8, 1930
  7. ^ a b Married In Andover Church Miss Eleanor Greenwood of Boston and Gardner, Bride of Ralph Hornblower of Arlington, Boston, MA: The Boston Daily Globe, June 16, 1916, p. 13
  8. ^ a b Leonard, John William (1922), Who's Who in Finance and Banking: A biographical Directory of Contemporaries, Brooklyn, NY: Who's Who in Finance Incorporated, p. 283
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Who's Who in State Politics, 1912, Boston, MA: Practical Politics, 1912, p. 53
  10. ^ a b Harvard Alumni Association (June 16, 1921), Harvard Alumni Bulletin XXIII, Number 36, Boston, MA: Harvard Bulletin, Inc., p. 849
  11. ^ a b c Marquis, Albert Nelson (1916), Who's Who in New England 2nd. Edition Vol., 2, Chicago, IL: A. N. Marquis, p. 484
  12. ^ Harvard College Class of 1896; Twenty Fifth Anniversary Report 1896-1921, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1921, p. 237
  13. ^ Bathhouse Is Given Gardner, Boston, MA: The Christian Science Monitor, August 21, 1913, p. 4
  14. ^ Howes, Durward (1938), America's Young Men: The Official Who's Who Among the Young Men of the Nation., American Publications, p. 232
  15. ^ a b Leonard, John William (1922), Who's Who in Finance and Banking: A biographical Directory of Contemporaries, Brooklyn, NY: Who's Who in Finance Incorporated, p. 283
  16. ^ Strom, Sharon Hartman (2001), Political Woman: Florence Luscomb and the Legacy of Radical Reform, Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, p. 84, ISBN 978-1-56639-819-0
  17. ^ Compiled by the Secretary (1918), Report of the Boston Chamber of Commerce for 1917–1918, Boston, MA: Boston Chamber of Commerce, p. 246
  18. ^ Lougee v. Commissioner 26 B.T.A. 23, Washington, DC: Board of Tax Appeals, May 10, 1932, p. 23
Political offices
Preceded by
Allen T. Treadway
President of the Massachusetts Senate
January, 1912— January, 1913
Succeeded by
Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by
J. Lovell Johnson
Member of the
Massachusetts State Senate
3rd Worcester District

January, 1909— January, 1913
Succeeded by
Edward Sibley