George Wilson (mayor)

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George Wilson
George Wilson (1901)
23rd Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
Preceded by Henry A. Weaver
Succeeded by Benair C. Sawyer
Personal details
Born (1816-07-07)July 7, 1816
Baltimore, Maryland
Died February 5, 1902(1902-02-05) (aged 85)
Occupation Lawyer

George Wilson (July 7, 1816 – February 5, 1902) was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1860 to 1862.


Wilson was born in Baltimore. He worked in a Tobacco plant and eventually went into business for himself. Wilson served as a City Councilman and as the Director of the Public School System. In addition, he was also an attorney.

As Mayor, Wilson introduced President-elect Abraham Lincoln from the balcony of the Monongahela House on a rain-soaked day in February 1861.

He died on February 5, 1902, of pneumonia; and was buried at the Homewood Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry A. Weaver
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
Benair C. Sawyer