Malcolm E. Nichols
(May 8, 1876 – February 7, 1951) was a Journalist and a U.S. political figure
. Nichols served as the mayor of Boston
in the late 1920s as well as the last Republican
to serve in that post to date.
Mayor Nichols was the son of Edwin T. Nichols and Helen J. G. (Pingree) Nichols. He was married on December 16, 1915, to Edith M. Williams (died 1925). They had three children, sons Clark S.
Nichols was the Massachusetts State House reporter for The Boston Traveler
covering both houses of the legislature, and later a political reporter for The Boston Post
Public service career
In addition to his newspaper work Nichols was a Port Collector of Internal Revenue, a lawyer, a member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives
, 1907–09, where he was a member and clerk of the House Committee on Metropolitan affairs, a member of Massachusetts state senate
, 1914, 1917–19, and Mayor of Boston, 1926-30 (defeated, 1933, 1937,......