William V. Brady
|William V. Brady|
|68th Mayor of New York City|
|Preceded by||Andrew H. Mickle|
|Succeeded by||William F. Havemeyer|
|Died||March 31, 1870|
In 1847 he was a successful candidate for Mayor, capitalizing on a rift in Tammany and the third party candidacy of an anti-immigration nominee to score a narrow victory, and serving until 1849.
After Franklin Pierce became President in 1853, Brady was replaced as Postmaster and went into the insurance business as a founder of the Continental Insurance Company in 1853, serving until 1857 as its first president. He was also a board of directors member for the Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was also a founder of the Widows and Orphans Benefit Life Insurance Company, of which he was president.
Death and burial
Brady died in New York City on March 31, 1870. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
Brady Avenue in the Bronx was named after him.
- Ralph J. Caliendo, New York City Mayors, Volume 1, 2010, page 276
- William V. Brady at Find a Grave
- William V. Brady at Political Graveyard
- Historical Publishing Company, New York's Great Industries, 1885, page 62
- John Daniel Crimmins, Irish-American Historical Miscellany, 1905, pages 377-378
Andrew H. Mickle
|Mayor of New York City
William Frederick Havemeyer
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