Robert M. Riddle

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Robert M. Riddle
19th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
Preceded by John B. Guthrie
Succeeded by Ferdinand E. Volz
Personal details
Born (1812-08-17)August 17, 1812
Died December 18, 1858(1858-12-18) (aged 46)
Political party Republican

Robert M. Riddle (August 17, 1812 – December 18, 1858), served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1853 to 1854.

Robert M. Riddle was born in 1811, the son of Judge James Riddle. Robert Riddle was involved in the banking business in Philadelphia. He was the editor of the Advocate and more enduringly the Commercial Journal, and served as Postmaster of Pittsburgh in 1841.

Mayor Riddle was most instrumental in helping found the Republican Party. During Mayor Riddle's term, Pittsburgh's people suffered through the city's worst cholera epidemic.

He died of inflammatory rheumatism in 1858. He is buried in Allegheny Cemetery beneath a columned marker.

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Preceded by
John B. Guthrie
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
Ferdinand E. Volz