1955-1959Beatrice K. Corliss served as the mayor of Gloucester.People and Communities, Government and Public Service, City Government, Women's History

Mayor Beatrice Corliss, Sawyer Free Library, Cape Ann Vertical Files
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Beatrice K. Corliss was an accountant at Birdseye and an assistant treasurer of the Consolidated Lobster Company. She served for four years on the Gloucester School Committee and was elected to the Gloucester City Council. She was elected as the first female mayor of the city and served from 1955-1959. Afterward, she was elected to the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1960.

Who's Who of Cape Ann Women, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 1996 “List of Mayors of Gloucester, Massachusetts.” Wikipedia, 26 Aug. 2022, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_mayors_of_Gloucester,_Massachusetts&oldid=1106872101.
Mayor Corliss and city councilors in a parade for Veterans Day, November 1957. Henry W. Williams, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 15525
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