Born: November 21,1869
Died: May 7,1933
Married Maude Ellison Thompson on October 17, 1901
Parents: James Dwight Francis and Martha Tower Francis
Worked for Berkshire County Savings Bank for 47 years. (Clerk, assistant Treasurer, Treasurer) Director of the Berkshire Loan & Trust Company
Active politically soon after the city’s incorporation in 1891.
Server as Common Council from Ward 4 from 1898-1899.
Appointed to the Board of Health in 1904.
Volunteer fireman for 16 years.
Named as Secretary of the Farnham Reservoir Commission in 1910
Member of the first Park Commission and was named Chairman in 1913.
Appointed to the Planning Board in 1923
Member of the Crescent Lodge and other Masonic orders.
Treasurer of the Crescent Lodge for 25 years
President of the Park Club in 1926
Was Chairman of the first athletic council of Pittsfield High School
Was a director and treasurer of the Pittsfield Airport Corporation.
Member of the conference board of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mayor of Pittsfield in 1925 and 1926.