S. S. Davis

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Simon Stevens Davis
19th Mayor of Cincinnati
In office
Preceded by John F. Torrence
Succeeded by George W. C. Johnston
Personal details
Born December 19, 1817
Rockingham, Vermont
Died May 11, 1896
Newton, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic

Simon Stevens Davis (Dec. 19, 1817 – May 11, 1896) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. Bishop served as the 19th Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio.

He emigrated from New England to Ohio in 1843 and established a banking and brokerage firm before entering politics. Davis was elected as a Republican to the Cincinnati City Council and went on to serve as Mayor from 1871 to 1873.[1] He was the speaker at the dedication ceremony of the Tyler Davidson Fountain, and was instrumental in organizing the Relief Union during the Civil War to help needy families of soldiers and working with the Home of the Friendless and Foundlings.[2]

Simon Stevens Davis was on the Board of Directors & was a founding member of the original Cincinnati Baseball Club which was formed in 1866. Also known as the Cincinnati Red-Stockings, they became the first professional baseball team in 1868. Simon Davis was one of the eight board members who made that decision to 'go pro' on September 9, 1868.[3]

He is currently buried at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati.

Political offices
Preceded by
John F. Torrence
Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
Succeeded by
George W. C. Johnston


  1. ^ Dilworth, Richardson (2011). "Cities in American Political History". SAGE. p. 258. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  2. ^ Simon Stevens Davis at Find A Grave
  3. ^ Ellard, Harry ([1908] 2004). Base Ball in Cincinnati: A History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-1726-9

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