William L. Ewing

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William L. Ewing
25th Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri
In office
April 12, 1881 – April 14, 1885
Preceded by Henry Overstolz
Succeeded by David R. Francis
Personal details
Born (1843-03-16)March 16, 1843
St. Louis, Missouri
Died June 4, 1905(1905-06-04) (aged 62)
Vincennes, Indiana
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Flemming
Children William Ewing

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.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Overstolz
Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri
Succeeded by
David R. Francis