|Oliver D. Filley|
|16th Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri|
|Preceded by||Washington King|
|Succeeded by||Daniel G. Taylor|
May 23, 1806|
|Died||August 21, 1881
Hampton, New Hampshire
Oliver D. Filley (May 23, 1806 – August 21, 1881) was the 16th mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, serving from 1858 to 1861. He was the first Civil War mayor of St. Louis and he became the first mayor elected for a two-year term under the new City Charter of 1859. He was reluctant to take the position.
As mayor, he headed the movement for arousing and consolidating union sentiment as the chairman for the Committee of Public Safety. The Fire Alarm Telegraph System was completed and put into use during his term in office.
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