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Elisha Bartlett, MD

Rhode-Island-born Elisha Bartlett was a physician and professor of medicine who taught at a number of institutions in New England, Maryland, and Kentucky. In 1836, the citizens of Lowell Massachuestts elected Bartlett to be their first mayor; he served for two years.

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

Front view of a wide-eyed, Elisha Bartlett in a jacket with a dark nectie and dark, thick hair.