Alexander Hay (mayor)
|12th Mayor of Pittsburgh|
|Preceded by||James Thomson|
|Succeeded by||William J. Howard|
April 8, 1806|
Scotch Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Died||November 5, 1882(aged 76)|
|Battles/wars||Mexican–American War, American Civil War (Siege of Yorktown)|
Alexander Hay (April 8, 1806 – November 5, 1882) served as Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1842 to 1845.
Hay was born in the neighborhood known as Scotch Hill. By age eleven, he worked in a glass house and learned the trade of cabinetry.
Hay's life of public service continued after his term as mayor. He commanded the Jackson Blues during the Mexican War. During the Civil War, he was Captain of Company E. PA. Regiment. He served at the Battle of Yorktown.
He and his son were the proprietors of a fine furniture business. Mayor Hay died in 1882 and is buried in the Allegheny Cemetery.
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