Samuel Davis Wilson
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Samuel Davis Wilson (August 31, 1881 – August 19, 1939) was a U.S. politician; he served as Mayor of Philadelphia from 1936 until his death in 1939.
In 1938, Wilson was a candidate in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. He was twice indicted by a grand jury in 1938-39 on charges related to vice and gambling in Philadelphia but was never tried.
In the mayoral election of 1935, Wilson, running as a Republican, defeated Democrat John B. Kelly, Sr., 379,222 votes to 333,825. As mayor, Wilson took office on January 6, 1936. He died in office, from cerebral thrombosis and hypertension, in Philadelphia, August 19, 1939 at the age of 57. His remains were cremated.
- List of mayors of Philadelphia at Philadelphia Department of Records
- John P. Rossi, "Philadelphia's Forgotten Mayor: S. Davis Wilson", Pennsylvania History, Vol. 51, No. 2 (April, 1984), pp. 154–166.
J. Hampton Moore
|Mayor of Philadelphia
January 6, 1936 – August 19, 1939