Murray Seasongood

Murray Seasongood

Murray Seasongood (October 27, 1878 – February 21, 1983) was a Jewish American politician,[1] who served as the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1926-1930. After his tenure as mayor, Seasongood was appointed as professor of law at Harvard University.

Seasongood was instrumental in the establishment of a county park board, after visiting and admiring the Emerald Necklace that is Cleveland Metroparks.[2] He is the namesake of the Murray Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park, Cincinnati.[3]


  • When once asked what his hobby was, he responded by saying, "Good government."


  1. ^ CINCINNATI Jewish Virtual Library
  2. ^ Pender, Linda (Jul 1983). "Pick a Park, Pack Up and Go". Cincinnati Magazine Jul 1983. p. 66. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  3. ^ Felix Winternitz & Sacha DeVroomen Bellman (2007). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 189. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
Political offices
Preceded by
George Carrel
Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
1926 - 1929
Succeeded by
Russell Wilson
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Richard S. Childs
President of the National Municipal League
Succeeded by
Harold W. Dodds