Town Politicians

There are a variety of photographs of local “celebrities” down in the West Boylston Room. Below are two local residents who also served as politicians.

Horatio Houghton (1821-1896) served as Town Clerk from 1870-1895, a span of twenty-five years. He was elected as state representative in 1884.

Andrew Scarlett (1849-1935) owned a large farm in town—where WalMart is today—and was a town selectman from 1898-1903, during which the Wachusett Reservoir was built. He also had a great mustache. He was not reelected as selectman in 1904, but he donated his time and money to help rebuild the town. When he died in 1935, Scarlett was fondly remembered by townspeople.