William Kerr (mayor)

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William Kerr
14th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
Preceded by William J. Howard
Succeeded by Gabriel Adams
Personal details
Born (1809-09-15)September 15, 1809
St. Clair Township, Pennsylvania
Died August 11, 1853(1853-08-11) (aged 43)
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania Medical School (M.D.)
Occupation Physician

William Kerr (September 15, 1809 – August 11, 1853), served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1845 to 1847.

William Kerr was born in St. Clair Township. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He opened an office on Liberty Avenue in 1833, and was also was the owner of an Apothecary.

During Mayor Kerr term as mayor as The Pennsylvania Railroad was founded, as well as Mercy Hospital.

After his term in office, Kerr moved to Chartier's Township, which is now the West End of Pittsburgh. There exists today a Kerr Street in the city neighborhood of Elliott. Kerr died in 1853 and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery.

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Preceded by
William J. Howard
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
Gabriel Adams