James Lowry Jr.
James Lowry Jr. was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1864 to 1866. Lowry was born in Scotland in 1820, he owned a foundry and was a Coal merchant. The city's industries were all booming during Mayor Lowry's term, he would be elected Coroner of Allegheny County. Lowry died in St. Louis, he is buried in Allegheny Cemetery. List of mayors of Pittsburgh James Lowry Jr. at Political Graveyard
William McCallin was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1887 to 1890. Mayor McCallin was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania north of Pittsburgh in 1842 into a livery family, he was successful in elections to County Coroner and Allegheny County Sheriff in 1881. After his service as Sheriff he ran for Pittsburgh mayor. During his term in office he led the charge for prolific construction of critical infrastructure that the developing city required to be successful, he oversaw the opening of Schenley Park in 1889. Pittsburgh's industrial might was displayed for the world during McCallin's reign as mayor when the first mold of aluminum was cast in the city. McCallin died in 1904 of Dropsy.
John Herron (Pittsburgh)
John Herron, served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1849 to 1850. He was the son of the well-known Presbyterian Minister; the Herrons were among the founding families of Pittsburgh. He captained the Duquesne Grays in the Mexican War during the Siege of Veracruz, his war feats enhanced his electability and President Zachary Taylor visited the city during Mayor Herron's term. List of Mayors of Pittsburgh South Pittsburgh Development Corporation Political Graveyard
Robert Liddell (Pittsburgh)
Robert Liddell was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1878 to 1881. Robert Liddell was born in 1837 in England, he pursued the craft of beer making. During his administration, the Bureau of Water placed the Brilliant Pumping Facility into service. In 1878, Holy Ghost Fathers started a college on the Bluff. City streets were electrified in 1879 and Alexander Graham Bell's telephone went into limited use in Pittsburgh; the city expanded west and south, annexing Mount Washington and Birmingham. When Mayor Liddell left office, he was employed as a liquor dealer. Liddell died in 1893. List of mayors of Pittsburgh Robert Liddell at Political Graveyard
William W. Irwin
William Wallace Irwin was Mayor of Pittsburgh and a Whig member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. William Irwin was born in Pittsburgh in 1803, as a boy earned the lifelong nickname "pony Irwin" because of his habit of riding a pony everywhere he went, he graduated from the Western University of Pennsylvania, now known as the University of Pittsburgh, in 1824. He was a graduate of Allegheny College, he became a member of the Allegheny County bar on May 6, 1828, by 1835 was serving as the president of the Western University's alumni association. He ran for Allegheny County District Attorney in 1838. Irwin's first wife was Frances Everallyn Rose Irwin, the niece of Illinois Supreme Court justice Theophilus W. Smith and aunt of bridge engineer Charles Shaler Smith, they were the parents of United States Navy Rear Admiral John Irwin. After his first wife's death, Irwin married again on February 28, 1839 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his second wife was Sophia Arabella Bache, born November 14, 1815 at Philadelphia and died on March 24, 1904.
She was the daughter of Richard Bache, Jr. who served in the Republic of Texas Navy and was elected as a Representative to the Second Texas Legislature in 1847 and Sophia Burrell Dallas, the daughter of Arabella Maria Smith and Alexander J. Dallas an American statesman who served as the U. S. Treasury Secretary under President James Madison, she was granddaughter of Sarah Franklin Bache and Richard Bache, the great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin, a niece of George Mifflin Dallas, the 11th Vice President of the United States, serving under James K. Polk. Irwin had two children with Bache: educator Agnes Irwin and American businessman and the Kingdom of Hawaii's Minister to Japan, Robert Walker Irwin. Upon being elected mayor in 1840 Irwin oversaw the expansion of infrastructure and government in the city to catch up with the regions rapid expansion. Under his administration four additional wards were added to the city. Irwin used his term as mayor as a touchstone for his race as a representative for U.
S. Congress, he was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1842. After his term in Congress, Irwin was United States Ambassador to Denmark 1843-1847, he died in Pittsburgh in 1856. Interment in Allegheny Cemetery. United States Congress. "William W. Irwin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress; the Mayors of Pittsburgh The Political Graveyard William W. Irwin at Find a Grave
Magnus Miller Murray
Magnus Miller Murray, served as the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1828 to 1830 and again from 1831 to 1832. Mayor Murray now rests in Section Lot 29 of Allegheny Cemetery. Murray was born to Commodore Alexander Murray and Mary Miller Murray, he was named after Magnus Miller, a local merchant. He attended Pennsylvania University, earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in an era when many statesmen had only a grade school education. On January 6, 1806 he was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar, he married Mary Wilkens, daughter of John Wilkins, Jr. and Catherine Reagan Murray, on February 23, 1810. Murray began politics as an understudy to his uncle, area judge and political insider William Wilkins. Under Murray's mayoral administration, the Western Terminus of the Pennsylvania Canal was completed along the Grant Street corridor of the city. Murray was the first of a handful of Pittsburgh mayors to serve two non-consecutive terms in office, having to cede control of the mayor's office to Matthew B.
Lowrie from 1830 to 1831, before regaining his mayoral powers. Mayor Magnus Murray's son, James Butler Murray, President of the First Exchange Bank of Pittsburgh is remembered in the naming of Murray Avenue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Member of The Society of the Cincinnati as the oldest male heir of Commodore Alexander Murray. Murray is an ancestor of actress Julie Bowen. Killikelly, S.. The History of Pittsburgh: Its Rise and Progress. Pittsburgh: B. C. & Gordon Montgomery Co. Martin, J.. Martin's Bench and Bar of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: R. Welsh & co