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James Curtiss
11th Mayor of Chicago
In office
March 9, 1847 – March 14, 1848
Preceded by John Putnam Chapin
Succeeded by James H. Woodworth
13th Mayor of Chicago
In office
March 12, 1850 – March 11, 1851
Preceded by James H. Woodworth
Succeeded by Walter S. Gurnee
Personal details
Born March 29, 1806
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Died November 2, 1859(1859-11-02) (aged 53)
Joliet, Illinois
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Mary Kimball
Children James, Mary Kimball, Sarah, Lucy Maria, Elizabeth, Laura, Charles Chauncy, Laura Minnie, George Warren
Residence(s) Chicago, Illinois

James Curtiss (April 7, 1803 – November 2, 1859) was an American politician who was the Mayor of Chicago two times. He ran for the Democrat.

Curtiss was born on April 7, 1803 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was raised in both Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in Chicago, Illinois. Curtiss died on November 2, 1859 in Joliet, Illinois from an illness, aged 53.

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