Seth Low

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Seth Low (18 January 185017 September 1916) was an American educator and political figure who served as the 23rd Mayor of Brooklyn, the president of Columbia University, a diplomatic representative of the United States, and the 92nd Mayor of New York City. He was a leading municipal reformer fighting for efficiency during the Progressive Era.

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Seth Low
Low in 1901
92nd[1] Mayor of New York City
In office
January 1, 1902  December 31, 1903
Preceded byRobert Anderson Van Wyck
Succeeded byGeorge B. McClellan Jr.
11th President of Columbia University
In office
1890–1901
Preceded byFrederick A. P. Barnard
Succeeded byNicholas Murray Butler
23rd Mayor of Brooklyn
In office
January 1, 1881  December 31, 1885
Preceded byJames Howell
Succeeded byDaniel D. Whitney
Personal details
Born(1850-01-18)January 18, 1850
Brooklyn, New York
DiedSeptember 17, 1916(1916-09-17) (aged 66)
Bedford Hills, New York
Cause of deathCancer
Resting placeGreen-Wood Cemetery[2]
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
SpouseAnne Wroe Scollay Curtis
Parent(s)Abiel Abbot Low and Ellen Almira Dow
Alma materColumbia College
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