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Thomas F. August
31st Mayor
of Somerville, Massachusetts

In office
January 1978 – January 1980
Preceded by S. Lester Ralph
Succeeded by Eugene C. Brune[1]
Member of the
Somerville, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen
Ward 1
Member of the
Somerville, Massachusetts
School Committee
Ward 1
Personal details
Born December 17, 1926
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died March 9, 2005(2005-03-09) (aged 78)
Salem, Massachusetts
Resting place Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Alma mater Boston University;
Boston University School of Law
Profession Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Navy
Rank Chief Pharmacists Mate
Battles/wars World War II
Korean War

Thomas F. August (December 17, 1926 – March 9, 2005)[2] was a Massachusetts attorney and politician who served as the 31st Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts.[3] August lost re-election in a three-way race with Eugene C. Brune, who won by 2,400 votes,[1] and Michael E. Capuano, who succeeded Brune.

Early life

August was the son of John and Margaret (Reidy) August.[2]


August was a graduate of Boston University and its Boston University School of Law.[3]

Military service

During World War II and the Korean War, August served as a Chief Pharmacists Mate in the U.S. Navy.[3]

Death and burial

August died on March 9, 2005, in Salem, Massachusetts, and was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Boorstin, Robert O. (November 7, 1979). "Mayor White Wins 4th Term, Trounces Timilty Across City". The Harvard Crimson. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "August, Thomas F.". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. March 12, 2005. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Obituary; Thomas F. August, at 78, former Somerville mayor". The Boston Herald. Boston, Massachusetts. March 12, 2005. p. c46. 
Political offices
Preceded by
S. Lester Ralph
31st Mayor of
Somerville, Massachusetts

January 1978 – January 1980
Succeeded by
Eugene C. Brune

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