Henry A. Wyman

Henry Augustus Wyman
Acting Massachusetts Attorney General
In office
Preceded by Henry Converse Atwill
Succeeded by J. Weston Allen
Acting Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts
Preceded by Fred J. Burrell
Succeeded by James Jackson
Personal details
Died September 26, 1935
Boston Harbor
Spouse(s) Anne Cora Southworth, m. February 13, 1891[1][2]
Alma mater Boston University School of Law
Profession Lawyer
Law Professor

Henry Augustus Wyman was an American attorney who served as Acting Attorney General of Massachusetts following the resignation of Henry Converse Atwill and Acting Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts (along with Albert P. Langtry and John R. Macumber) following the resignation of Fred J. Burrell.[3]

Early life

Wyman was born February 3, 1861 in Skowhegan, Maine to Henry A. and Fanny F. (Russell)[2] Wyman.[1]


Wyman was educated in the schools of Skowhegan, Maine and later studied law in the office of Edward H. Bennett in Boston, Massachusetts and at the Boston University School of Law.[1]

Family life

On February 13, 1891, in West Stoughton, Massachusetts, Wyman married Anne Cora Southworth[2][1]

Career as a lawyer

Wyman was admitted to the bar at Boston in July 1885.[1] Wywam served as the second Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts, and was a lecturer in criminal law at the Boston University School of Law.[1] Wyman also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.[4]

Massachusetts Attorney General

In 1919 Wyman was appointed to the office of Attorney General of Massachusetts to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry C. Atwill. Wyman served as Attorney General during the Boston Police Strike.[5]


Wyman died on September 26, 1935 aboard the ocean liner Caledonia as it was nearing port in East Boston. He was 74 years old.[5]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Davis, William Thomas (1895), Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Two Volumes, Vol. I, Boston, MA: The Boston History Company, p. 134
  2. 1 2 3 Webber, Samuel Gilbert (1905), A Genealogy of the Southworths (Southards) Descendants of Constant Southworth: With a Sketch of the Family in England, Boston, Massachusetts: Fort Hill Press, p. 146
  3. "COOLIDGE APPOINTS JACKSON TREASURER; Director of Red Cross Activities in Massachusetts During the War Succeeds Burrell. LATTER QUIT UNDER FIRE Auditor Finds His Accounts Correct and Legislative Inquiry Halts Until Wednesday". New York Times. September 5, 1920. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  4. The United States. Dept. of the Interior (1892). Official Register of the United States. G.P.O. p. 958.
  5. 1 2 "Henry A. Wyman: Massachusetts Attorney General During the Police Strike". The New York Times. September 26, 1935.

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