List of mayors of Allegheny, Pennsylvania

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This is a list of mayors of the Pittsburgh suburb and "twin city" of Allegheny, Pennsylvania which was annexed by Pittsburgh in 1907 and is currently the "Northside" of the city.

Burgesses of the Borough of Allegheny[edit]

  • John Irwin 1829-34
  • Hugh Davis 1835-38
  • John Morrison 1839-40

Mayors of the City of Allegheny[edit]

Mayoral terms were for one year until 1868, two years from 1868-1872, and three years from 1872 on.

Mayor Party Took Office Left Office Notes
William Robinson, Jr. 17 Jul 1840 Jan 1841 First white child born in Allegheny City
Thomas Sample Whig Jan 1841 1842
William Barclay Foster Independent 1842 Jan 1844 Father of Stephen Foster, songwriter
Hezekiah Nixon Whig Jan 1844 16 Jan 1846
Robert Simpson Cassatt Whig 16 Jan 1846 15 Jan 1847 Father of Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist painter
Henry Campbell Whig 15 Jan 1847 12 Jan 1849
Jonathan Rush Whig 12 Jan 1849 11 Jan 1850
Hugh S. Fleming Whig 11 Jan 1850 14 Jan 1853
Robert W. Park Whig 14 Jan 1853 13 Jan 1854
William B. Adams Independent 13 Jan 1854 16 Jan 1857
Herman Jeremiah DeHaven Independent Republican 16 Jan 1857 15 Jan 1858
Jacob Stuckrath Democratic 15 Jan 1858 14 Jan 1859
John Morrison Republican 14 Jan 1859 11 Jan 1861
Simon Drum Republican 11 Jan 1861 12 Aug 1862 Greeted Abraham Lincoln in his visit here on 14 February 1861; resigned to enter Civil War
James Miller 12 Aug 1862 4 Sep 1862 Acting mayor for 24 days upon Drum's departure
Alexander C. Alexander Republican 4 Sep 1862 13 Jan 1865 Completed Drum's unexpired term, then re-elected twice
John Morrison Republican 13 Jan 1865 17 Jan 1868
Simon Drum Republican 17 Jan 1868 14 Jan 1870
Alexander Purviance Callow Republican 14 Jan 1870 18 Apr 1874 Only mayor to die in office
David Neillie Republican 18 Apr 1874 21 May 1874 Appointed to temporary office upon the death of Callow
Hugh S. Fleming Republican 21 May 1874 5 Jan 1875 Completed Callow's unexpired term
Ormsby Phillips Independent 5 Jan 1875 8 Jan 1878
Thomas Megraw Republican 8 Jan 1878 4 Apr 1881
Lewis Peterson, Jr. Republican 4 Apr 1881 7 Apr 1884
James G. Wyman Republican 7 Apr 1884 4 Apr 1887
Richard Turner Pearson Republican 4 Apr 1887 7 Apr 1890
James G. Wyman Republican 7 Apr 1890 24 Feb 1892 Only mayor to be impeached and put in jail while in office
Nicholas H. Voegtly Republican 24 Feb 1892 2 May 1892 Served as mayor during Wyman's impeachment and imprisonment
William M. Kennedy Republican 2 May 1892 6 Apr 1896 Completed Wyman's unexpired term, then re-elected
Charles Geyer Republican 6 Apr 1896 3 Apr 1899
James G. Wyman Republican 3 Apr 1899 28 May 1901 Ousted by state government's "ripper bill"
John R. Murphy Republican 28 May 1901 6 Apr 1903 Appointed by Gov. William A. Stone under the ripper bill; title of office changed to "Recorder"
James G. Wyman Citizens / Democratic 6 Apr 1903 2 Apr 1906 Title of office restored to Mayor on 24 April 1903
Charles Frederick Kirschler Republican 2 Apr 1906 6 Dec 1907 Last two years of his term served as Deputy Mayor of Pittsburgh


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