Henry A. Weaver

Henry Augustus Weaver (April 1, 1820 – September 26, 1890) was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1857 to 1860.

Henry A. Weaver
Henry Augustus Weaver
22nd Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
Preceded byWilliam Bingham
Succeeded byGeorge Wilson
Personal details
Born(1820-04-01)April 1, 1820
Freeport, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 26, 1890(1890-09-26) (aged 70)
Political partyRepublican


Henry A. Weaver was born in Freeport, Pennsylvania. His father was Benjamin Weaver, Sheriff of Allegheny County in 1840. Henry Weaver had been manager of the Madison Coal Company. He was a staunch Republican. The term of office was extended to two years while Weaver was mayor.

President Abraham Lincoln appointed Weaver as Collector of Internal Revenue for Western Pennsylvania. Weaver is said to have had a souvenir rail that Lincoln split. Later in life, Weaver was a real estate dealer.

Weaver died at the St. James Hotel; and was buried in Allegheny Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Bingham
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
George Wilson
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