William Little (Pittsburgh mayor)

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William Little
9th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
1839–1840
Preceded by Jonas R. McClintock
Succeeded by William W. Irwin
Personal details
Born (1809-01-08)January 8, 1809
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died November 25, 1879(1879-11-25) (aged 70)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

William Little (January 8, 1809 – August 26, 1887) served as Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, from 1839 to 1840.

Early life[edit]

William Little was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1809. Early in his life he belonged to the civic/vigilance committee The Duquesne Greys.

Pittsburgh politics[edit]

Upon being elected mayor, Little began a fractious and confrontational relationship with city council. He declined to seek reelection in 1840, citing frustration with the politics of the city.[citation needed]

Later life[edit]

After leaving the mayor's office he entered the private sector, developing a canal freight business in Ohio before moving further west and starting a successful furniture company in Iowa.

By the middle of the century the former mayor came back to his hometown of Pittsburgh to manage the Monongahela Navigation Company. He also served as treasurer of a local Pittsburgh bank.

He died in 1887 in Pittsburgh, aged 78, and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Jonas R. McClintock
Mayor of Pittsburgh
1839–1840
Succeeded by
William W. Irwin