New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
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Benjamin Franklin Flanders (1816-1896) was mayor of New Orleans when the Charter of 1870 went into effect. A native of New Hampshire, Flanders came to the Crescent City in 1842 to pursue a career in politics, journalism, and the law. He was appointed mayor by Governor Henry Clay Warmouth and was later elected under the terms of the new charter. Flanders remained in office until November 29, 1872.
          [Jewell’s Crescent City Illustrated (1873)]

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