Robert Liddell (Pittsburgh)

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Robert Liddell
Robert Liddell, Mayor of Pittsburgh.jpg
Portrait of Robert Liddell,
c. 1878–1881
31st Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
1878–1881
Preceded by William C. McCarthy
Succeeded by Robert W. Lyon
Personal details
Born 1837
England
Died December 2, 1893 (aged 55/56)

Robert Liddell (1837 – December 2, 1893) was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1878 to 1881.

Life[edit]

Robert Liddell was born in 1837 in England. He pursued the craft of beer making. During his administration, the Bureau of Water placed the Brilliant Pumping Facility into service.

In 1878, Holy Ghost Fathers started a college on the Bluff which would become Duquesne University. City streets were electrified in 1879 and Alexander Graham Bell's telephone went into limited use in Pittsburgh.

The city expanded west and south, annexing Mount Washington, Temperanceville and Birmingham. When Mayor Liddell left office, he was employed as a liquor dealer.

Liddell died in 1893; and was buried at the Union Dale Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William C. McCarthy
Mayor of Pittsburgh
1878–1881
Succeeded by
Robert W. Lyon