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James Goold Cutler

In office
January 1, 1904 – December 31, 1907
Preceded by Adolph J. Rodenbeck
Succeeded by Hiram H. Edgerton

Born April 24, 1848(1848-04-24)
Albany, New York
Died April 21, 1927 (aged 78)
Rochester, New York
Resting place Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Anna Catherine Abbey
Profession Architect

James Goold Cutler (April 24, 1848 – April 21, 1927) was a prominent Rochester, New York architect and businessman, and served as the Mayor of Rochester from 1904 to 1907.[1] He was born in Albany, New York, the son of John N. Cutler and Mary E. (Goold) Cutler.[2] On September 27, 1871, he married Anna Catherine Abbey, and in 1872 he and his brother J. W. Cutler moved with their families to the Rochester, New York area.[3] Here he was a practicing architect from 1872 to 1884 in partnership with Andrew Jackson Warner (1833-1910) from 1875 to 1877.[4] He was a republican presidential elector for New York State in 1896 and was the mayor of Rochester, N.Y. from 1904 to 1907. He was the inventor of the Cutler mail chute, a mail delivery system for tall buildings, and was associated with his brother, J. W. Cutler, in management of the Cutler Manufacturing company, controlling and operating the Cutler mail chute patents. He died on April 21, 1927 in Rochester and was eulogized by his many friends including former U.S. president William Howard Taft, future governor of New York Charles Evans Hughes and future presidential candidate John W. Davis.

The University of Rochester's Cutler Union as viewed from its southeast side. The Union was made possible by a bequest from the Cutlers.


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