Thomas F. August

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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 1926
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died March 9, 2005
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 (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<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "August, Thomas F.", The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts, March 12, 2005<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Obituary; Thomas F. August, at 78, former Somerville mayor", The Boston Herald, Boston, Massachusetts, p. c46, March 12, 2005<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Political offices
Preceded by
S. Lester Ralph
31st Mayor of
Somerville, Massachusetts

January 1978 – January 1980
Succeeded by
Eugene C. Brune