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WALES, Salem Howe, journalist, born in Wales, Hampden County, Massachusetts, 4 October, 1825. He was educated at common schools and in Utica (N. Y.) academy, engaged in journalism, and was associated in the publication of the " Scientific American." He was president of the department of parks, New York city, in 1873, the Republican candidate for mayor of New York in 1874, president of the department of docks in 1876, and of the park commission in 1880-'5. He wrote a series of letters on European travel in 1855 and 1867 for the New York "Sun" and " Scientific American."
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