John Herron (Pittsburgh)

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John Herron
John Herron, Mayor of Pittsburgh.jpg
Portrait of John Herron,
c. 1849–1850
16th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
Preceded byGabriel Adams
Succeeded byJoseph Barker
Military service
Allegiance United States
Battles/warsMexican–American War (Siege of Veracruz)

John Herron, served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1849 to 1850. He was the son of Dr. Francis Herron, 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 greatly enhanced his electability and President Zachary Taylor visited the city during Mayor Herron's term.

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Preceded by
Gabriel Adams
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
Joseph Barker