Lester L. Bond

American politician (1829-1903)

Lester Legrant Bond (October 27, 1829 – April 15, 1903) was an American politician. He was the acting Mayor of Chicago, Illinois from August 18, 1873 through December 1, 1873 when Joseph Medill left for Europe.

Lester L. Bond
Acting Mayor of Chicago
In office
August 18, 1873 – December 1, 1873
Preceded byJoseph Medill
Succeeded byHarvey Doolittle Colvin
Personal details
Born(1829-10-27)October 27, 1829
Ravenna, Ohio, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 1903(1903-04-15) (aged 73)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Resting placeRosehill Cemetery, Lincoln Square, Chicago, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Aspenwall
ChildrenLaura Bond Jackson
ResidenceChicago, Illinois

Bond was born on October 27, 1829 in Ravenna, Ohio. He was married to Mary Aspenwell. They had a daughter, Laura Bond. Bond died on April 15, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois from a stroke, aged 73.[1]


  1. "Lester L. Bond Seriously Ill". Chicago Tribune. 1903-04-13. p. 3.