Robert Strettell

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Robert Strettell (1693–1762) was a city councilman and mayor of Philadelphia.

He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1693, the son of Amos Strettell and moved to London shortly thereafter.[1] In 1736 he came with his family to Philadelphia, where he worked as a merchant. He was a member of the Common Council of the City of Philadelphia, a member of the Governor's Council, and Mayor of Philadelphia. Strettell was a trustee of the Academy and College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) from 1749 to 1762.[2] He died in 1762. The London commission merchant John Strettell was his son.

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  1. ^ Montgomery, Thomas Harrison (1900). A History of the University of Pennsylvania from Its Foundation to A. D. 1770. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, Thomas Harrison (1900). A History of the University of Pennsylvania from Its Foundation to A. D. 1770. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co. 

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Preceded by
William Plumsted
Mayor of Philadelphia
1751–1752
Succeeded by
Benjamin Shoemaker