Franklin Edson, American merchant, mayor.
Edson, Franklin was born on April 5, 1832 in Chester, Vermont, United States. Son of Ophir and Seviah (Williams) Edson.
Education common schools.
Jethro Wood, inventor cast-iron plow. Was, 1851-1865, associate with a brother in a distillery at Albany. Then became grain commission merchant in New York, 1866.
President Produce Exchange, 1873, 1874 and 1878. Affiliating with the County Democracy, was elected mayor of New York, 1882. Home: New York, New York.