Josiah Quincy III (February 4, 1772 – July 1, 1864) was a U.S. educator and political figure.
He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1805–1813), Mayor of Boston (1823–1828), and President of Harvard University (1829–1845).
The historic Quincy Market in downtown Boston is named in his honor.
He entered Phillips Academy, Andover, when it opened in 1778,
grad. Harvard 1790.
In 1797 Quincy married Eliza Susan Morton of New York, younger sister of Jacob Morton.
They had seven children: Eliza Susan Quincy, Josiah Quincy, Jr., Abigail Phillips Quincy, Maria Sophia Quincy, Margaret Morton Quincy, Edmund Quincy, and Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy.
He died in 1864. Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
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