William S. Pilcher
|William S. Pilcher|
|Mayor of Louisville|
January 5, 1803|
Stafford County, Virginia
|Died||August 14, 1858
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Pilcher was born in Stafford County, Virginia to a wealthy manufacturing family. He came to Louisville in 1833 to study law.
Pilcher unsuccessfully ran for lieutenant governor in 1844 as a Jacksonian Democrat, but was elected mayor of Louisville on the Know Nothing party on April 4, 1857 in a landslide. However, by May 13, 1858 he was too ill to continue his duties, and he died later that year, becoming the first mayor of Louisville to die in office.
- Yater, George H. (1987). Two Hundred Years at the Fall of the Ohio: A History of Louisville and Jefferson County (2nd edition ed.). Louisville, Kentucky: Filson Club, Incorporated. ISBN 0-9601072-3-1.
- "William S. Pilcher". The Encyclopedia of Louisville (1 ed.). 2001.
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