William J. Howard

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William J. Howard
13th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
1845–1846
Preceded by Alexander Hay
Succeeded by William Kerr
Personal details
Born (1799-12-31)December 31, 1799
Wilmington, Delaware
Died October 2, 1862(1862-10-02) (aged 62)

William Jordan Howard (December 31, 1799 – October 2, 1862), served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1845 to 1846.

Howard was born in Wilmington, Delaware and went to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield. He worked as a merchant. His business was destroyed in the Great Fire of April 10, 1845. The conflagration decimated one third of the city.

Mayor Howard's administration was dedicated to helping Pittsburgh to rise from her ashes. Howard also served for many years as the President of The Board of Guardians of the Poor.

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Preceded by
Alexander Hay
Mayor of Pittsburgh
1845–1846
Succeeded by
William Kerr