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Stephen Palfrey Webb (March 20, 1804 - September 29, 1879) was Mayor of Salem, Massachusettsmarker for two nonconsecutive terms (1842-1845, 1860-1862) and Mayor of San Franciscomarker (1854-1855). After finishing law school, he practiced law in Salem. Afterwards, he served in the Massachusetts State Legislature, first as a Representative and then as a Senator. He was then elected Salem's mayor, serving three years in his first term in that office.

He moved in to San Francisco in approximately 1853, was elected as Mayor with backing from the Know Nothing movement in 1854 where, he witnessed the violent mobs that ran through the city following the Gold Rush. He would prepare a report about these mobs (known as vigilance committees) in 1874.

After returning to Salem, he would be elected to his final term as that city's mayor, in which he served from 1860 to 1862. He also served as city clerk from 1863 to 1870. He died there in 1879.

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