William Kerr (mayor)
|14th Mayor of Pittsburgh|
|Preceded by||William J. Howard|
|Succeeded by||Gabriel Adams|
|Born||November 15, 1809
September 15, 1809
St. Clair Township, Pennsylvania
|Died||August 11, 1853 (aged 43)|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania Medical School (M.D.)|
William Kerr was born in St. Clair Township. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He opened an office on Liberty Avenue in 1833, and was also the owner of an apothecary.
After his term in office, Kerr moved to Chartiers Township, which is now the West End of Pittsburgh. There exists today a Kerr Street in the city neighborhood of Elliott. Kerr died in 1853 and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery.
- "Cemetery Records". Allegheny Cemetery. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- Swetnam, George (28 September 1973). "Mayors' Notebook". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 43.
- Holli, Melvin G.; Jones, Peter d'A., eds. (1981). Biographical Dictionary of American Mayors, 1820-1980. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 194. ISBN 0-313-21134-5.
William J. Howard
|Mayor of Pittsburgh