William L. Ewing
|William L. Ewing|
|25th Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri|
April 12, 1881 – April 14, 1885
|Preceded by||Henry Overstolz|
|Succeeded by||David R. Francis|
March 16, 1843|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||June 4, 1905
William L. Ewing (March 16, 1843 – June 4, 1905) was the 25th mayor of St. Louis, Missouri, serving from 1881 to 1885. Ewing helped organize the State National Bank in 1885 and was a member of its board of directors. During his administration the cable car was introduced to the city, 12 miles of business streets were paved, and the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall was constructed (1884).
He graduated from Christian Brothers College and became a clerk in his father's prosperous wholesale grocery business for many years. The firm was dissolved following the elder Ewing´s death in 1873. Young Mr. Ewing became prominent in banking circles and also had farming and investment interests. In 1880 he married Miss Mary Flemming of Indianapolis, IN. They had one son, William.
- "St. Louis Mayors: William L. Ewing". St. Louis Public Library. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- "St. Louis Historic Preservation: Ewing, William L.". City of St. Louis. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
- "Mayor Ewing". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 12 April 1881. p. 8.
- "Installed". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 14 April 1885. p. 2.
- William L. Ewing at the St. Louis Public Library: St. Louis Mayors website.
- William L. Ewing at Find a Grave
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