Benjamin Wright Raymond

American politician

Benjamin Wright Raymond (June 15, 1801 – April 6, 1883) was an American politician who twice served as mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1839–1840, 1842–1843) for the Whig Party.

Benjamin Wright Raymond
3rd Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded byBuckner Stith Morris
Succeeded byAlexander Loyd
6th Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded byFrancis Cornwall Sherman
Succeeded byAugustus Garrett
Personal details
Born(1801-06-15)June 15, 1801
Rome, New York
DiedApril 6, 1883(1883-04-06) (aged 81)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyWhig
Amelia Porter (m. 1835–1883)
(his death)
ChildrenGeorge Lansing Raymond
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Raymond was born on June 15, 1801 in Rome, New York.[1] He studied at St. Lawrence Academy. Raymond was married to Amelia Porter from 1835 until his death in 1883. They had a son, George Lansing. Raymond died on April 6, 1883 in Chicago, Illinois from an illness, aged 81.


  1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. XII. New York: James T. White & Co. 1904. p. 449.

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