COMINS, LINUS BACON, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Charlton, Mass., November 29,
1817; attended the common schools at Brookfield, Mass., and was graduated from Worcester County
Manual Training High School; engaged in manufacturing in Roxbury, Mass.; member of the Roxbury
city council 1846-1848 and served as its president in 1847 and 1848; mayor of Roxbury in 1854;
elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the
Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); resumed manufacturing pursuits; delegate to
the Republican National Convention in 1860; died in Jamaica Plain, Mass., October 14, 1892;
interment in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass.