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
Samuel Pettigrew served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1832 to 1836, his administration was marked by the industrialization of the city. Pittsburgh celebrated its newfound might by christening the first steam locomotive in the mid-west aptly named "The Pittsburgh". Mayor Pettigrew contended with one of the city's first major disasters when a flood crested at 38.2 feet in February 1832. He was both the last Pittsburgh mayor appointed by City Council and the first Pittsburgh mayor to win a general election outright by all the city's citizens. Pettigrew married Martha Barclay in 1814, she died in 1823, he married Charlotte Clayland in 1824. He died in 1841. List of mayors of Pittsburgh
George Wilson (mayor)
George Wilson was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1860 to 1862. Wilson was born in Baltimore. Moved to Pittsburgh in 1818, his Father Robert Wilson and Mother Ester Armstrong Wilson immigrated to the U. S. in 1814 from Ireland. Robert worked as a millwright and died in 1818, he was cared for by his sister Mrs. Margaret Marshall, he worked in the Tobacco factory of William Diller where he acquired a thorough knowledge of his own. He saved his money and went into business for himself with James Fullerton in 1838 "Wilson & Fullerton" on Liberty Street, he bought out his partner. He conducted it with much success for many years. Wilson was much sought after in business enterprise becoming a director in the Peoples Savings Bank, Duquesne National Bank and Citizens Insurance Company; as soon as he became of age he took an interest in civics. Wilson was elected to City Council in 1844 and served as the Director of the Public School and served for a long time, he took a strong stand in favor of the establishment of the High School.
Despite opposition from many leading citizens. His election to Mayor was a tribute to his good citizenship, he served in the State Legislature 1867, 68 and 69. In his final year in the state legislature he was the chairman of the means committee, he served as the third President of the Humane Society 1895 -1902. He was one of the incorporators of the Boy's Industrial Home of Western Pennsylvania. In addition, he was an attorney. Mr. Wilson came into office in a presidential election year; the business of the city was at a standstill. But the citizens more than made up for this inactivity in their fervor in the campaign for Abrahan Lincoln; as Mayor, Wilson introduced President-elect Abraham Lincoln from the balcony of the Monongahela House on a rain-soaked day in February 1861. The tenseness of the political campaign was eased for a moment when an 18-year-old Englishman traveling as "Baron Renfrew" Prince of Wales Edward VII of England arrived in Pittsburgh, in route to the White House. Mayor Wilson delivered an address of welcome upon his arrival.
He was an elder and member and at First Presbyterian Church for a long time, a founding elder and Sunday School Superintendent at Bellefield Presbyterian Church. He elder at Third Presbyterian Church. Was appointed to the Committee of Public Safety during the Pittsburgh Rail Road Riots in 1877. Married his first wife Miss Mary Frances Howe and there were six children in this union. Three died in infancy. Marie McEnulty, Bella Jane Wilson, Mary Frances. Mary Frances Howe died in 1839 after her death in 1854 he married his second wife Miss Emily Wilson in 1855-1879, they had 3 children together. He died in his home on February 5, 1902, of pneumonia. List of mayors of Pittsburgh Political Graveyard
Jared M. Brush
Jared M. Brush was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1869 to 1872. Jared Brush was born on October 1814 at the corner of Third Street and Cherry Way, he became a carpenter, a contractor. He married Sarah Dithridge, they had nine children of whom only two lived to adulthood. Brush was Overseer of the Poor of Pitt Township from 1842 to 1845. In 1854, Brush was elected a city councilman. During the American Civil War, Brush worked with the United States Sanitary Commission, a relief agency that ministered to the soldiers, he was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1869 to 1872. Brush's administration was praised because of his extensive street construction projects and the establishment of the first full-time Fire Department. After his term ended, Brush served successively as a school director, superintendent of the city poor farm and clerk in the assessor's office and that of the treasurer, he was appointed as a police magistrate in 1888. Brush served as director of several Pittsburgh banks, he died on November 1895, of pneumonia.
Brushton, Pennsylvania was named in his honor. List of mayors of Pittsburgh Jared M. Brush at Political Graveyard
James Blackmore was an American politician. He served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1868 to 1869 and 1872 to 1875. Blackmore was born in 1821 in Pennsylvania, his father was County Treasurer in 1855, young Blackmore served as Chief Clerk. Mayor Blackmore was engaged in the coal business; the city expanded east and George Westinghouse began manufacture of the air brake in the Strip District during Mayor Blackmore's initial term. A new City Hall was completed on Smithfield Street and the city's southern boundaries were extended during Mayor Blackmore's second term. James Blackmore's last address was 167 Wylie Avenue, his only child was called his name sake, James Blackmore Jr, it was unknown what he did for a living. He died February 6, 1875, less than a week after finishing his term, is buried in Allegheny Cemetery, his only known living relative lives in the United Kingdom and is a direct descendent of James Blackmore Sr List of mayors of Pittsburgh James Blackmore at Political Graveyard Norman J. Meinert's list of plots in Allegheny Cemetery
Robert W. Lyon
Robert W. Lyon was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1881 to 1884. Mayor Lyon was born in Butler County, Pennsylvania north of Pittsburgh in 1842, he joined the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers during the American Civil War. When he came home from war Lyon made a small fortune in the petroleum industry. Mayor Lyon won election in 1881 and was best known as "the working man's mayor." He guided city hall into the completion of the Smithfield Street Bridge and the successful annexation of the Garfield neighborhood. The AFL, forerunner to the AFL-CIO, was founded in Pittsburgh under his administration. In 1884, he went to work in a steel mill and worked in county government until his death in 1904, he was buried in Calvary Cemetery in the west suburb of McKees Rocks. List of mayors of Pittsburgh