George A. Scigliano papers
Papers (1874-1907) of Massachusetts state representative George A. Scignliano (1874-1906) consist of photocopies of newspaper clippings concerning activities of this Italian American political leader in Boston, Massacchusetts.
- Scigliano, George A., 1874-1906 (Person)
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English and Italian
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An attorney active in local and state government, George A. Scigliano (1874-1906) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was city councilman (1901-1903) for Boston's 6th ward, the first Italian leader elected to public office. From 1904 to 1906, he was a state representative. Scigliano, who was much loved by the Italian community for his efforts on behalf of Italian immigrants, was an anti-Mafia crusader, anti-padrone system, and anti-immigrant banks, which were often corrupt. George Scigliano was the first Italian descendant elected to the Boston Common Council (1900 through 1903), In the elections of 1903, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, (D) and served three terms as the only Italian descendant in that body. He was also the elected president of The Democratic Club of Ward Six, The Catholic Foresters of America, The Court of King Humbert. He was the first Italian descendant to sit on an examining committee of a city public library, (Boston). On January 21, 1906, Italy's King Vittorio Emanuele III knighted George, as "Cavaliere della Corona d'Italia" a Cavalier of The Crown of Italy . The only Italian descendant, United States citizen, Cavalier of the Crown of Italy. Count Scigliano is buried at St. John's Cemetery, Worcester (Millbury) MA.
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- Banks and banking. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- City council members -- Massachusetts -- Boston. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Italian Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Lawyers. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Legislators -- Massachusetts. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Inventory of the George A. Scigliano papers.
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