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Coleman & Remington
USA: Rhode Island, Providence
overall: 6 3/8"h x 4 1/4"w
Gift of the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA
Cabinet card shows man identified as Thomas A. Doyle wearing Masonic Scottish Rite 33rd degree sash or baldric; written on back "With regards of / Thos A Doyle / Prov ? / 1570"; printed on back "Coleman & Remington / 25 Westminster Street / Providence, / R.I."
Thomas A. Doyle was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1827. He worked as a clerk and later as a stockbroker and real estate auctioneer. In the 1850s he began 18 years of service on the Providence School Committee. Doyle was elected Mayor of Providence in June 1864, serving until 1869 and later serving two more terms from 1870 to 1881 and from 1884 until his death in June 1886. Between his second and third terms as Mayor, he was elected to the state senate. He served as Grand Master of Rhode Island for seven years. Doyle married Almyra Sprague in 1869; the couple had no children.