Moody Merrill

Moody Merrill (June 27, 1836 – December 24, 1903) was an American politician, businessman, and fugitive. He served in both houses of the Massachusetts General Court, was president of the Highland Street Railway, helped organize the Boston Consolidated Street Railway, and defeated incumbent Thomas N. Hart to become the Republican nominee in the 1890 Boston mayoral election. In 1893, financial and legal difficulties led him to flee Boston and live under an assumed name in Silver City, New Mexico. He was arrested in 1903, but fled before his trial began. He died before the charges against him could be resolved. Provided by Wikipedia