William L. Lyons

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William Lee Lyons
Born (1857-06-03)June 3, 1857
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Died June 2, 1911(1911-06-02) (aged 53)
Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Cause of death Stroke
Occupation Stockbroker
Title Mayor of Louisville
Term May 12, 1890 - August 1890
Predecessor Charles Donald Jacob
Successor Henry S. Tyler
Political party Democrat

William L. Lyons (June 3, 1857 – June 2, 1911) was mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1890 to 1891. He was educated at Highland Military Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts and first worked as a clerk for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. In 1881 he became a senior member of his father's investment firm, which eventually became Hilliard Lyons. He also worked for some time as a member of the New York Stock Exchange.

He served on Louisville's Common council for years, and served as mayor pro tem of Louisville for four months when the ailing mayor Charles Donald Jacob went overseas for treatment.

He was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.


  • "Lyons, William L.". Encyclopedia of Louisville. 2001.