Peter McCall (mayor)

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Peter McCall (August 31, 1809 – October 30, 1880) was an American lawyer and politician; he served as mayor of Philadelphia from 1844 to 1845.

He attended Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1826. He was admitted to the bar in 1830, and went on to practice law in Philadelphia from 1830 until his death in 1880. He was a professor in the University of Pennsylvania law school from 1852 to 1860. He later served as a University Trustee. He was also a founder of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, the first professional legal association in the United States. He served as a member of the Philadelphia City Council for several terms throughout the 1840s and 1850s.

In 1846, he married Jane Byrd Mercer (1825 – 1895), with whom he had 8 children.

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Preceded by
John Morin Scott
Mayor of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
John Swift