Samuel W. Davies

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For the English footballer, see Samuel Richard Davies

Samuel W. Davies was an American politician. He was elected as Mayor of Cincinnati in 1833, and served in that post for 10 consecutive years. During his term as Mayor he had to deal with the Cincinnati Riots of 1836, when an abolitionist press was destroyed, and the Cincinnati riots of 1841 when a large mob attacked black neighborhoods on two consecutive nights, firing a cannon into the defendants.[1]

He was one of the prominent figures in the history of Cincinnati of that time. Early writers speak highly of his "intelligence and strict integrity, both in public and private life". He was a Whig, and an Episcopalian.[2]

He was one of the first in a company to establish the city water-works, from which would grow the present extensive system of water supply.

He died on December 22, 1843.


  1. ^ "Timeline of Civil Rights Conflict in SW Ohio". Safe Passage. Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
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