Jared M. Brush
Jared M. Brush (October 10, 1814 – November 3, 1895) was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1869 to 1872.
Jared Martin Brush
Portrait of Jared M. Brush,
|28th Mayor of Pittsburgh|
|Preceded by||James Blackmore|
|Succeeded by||James Blackmore|
|Born||October 10, 1814|
|Died||November 3, 1895 81)(aged|
Jared Brush was born on October 10, 1814 at the corner of Third Street and Cherry Way. He became a carpenter, and later a contractor. He married Sarah Dithridge, and they had nine children of whom only two lived to adulthood.
Brush was Overseer of the Poor of Pitt Township from 1842 to 1845; then a deputy sheriff; and became Clerk of the Courts of Allegheny County in 1851. In 1854, Brush got into the business of ironmaking and was elected a city councilman.
He was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1869 to 1872. Brush's administration was praised because of his extensive street construction projects and the establishment of the first full-time Fire Department.
After his term ended, Brush served successively as a school director, superintendent of the city poor farm and clerk in the assessor's office and that of the treasurer. He was appointed as a police magistrate in 1888. Brush also served as director of several Pittsburgh banks.
He died on November 3, 1895, of pneumonia; and was buried in the Brush Family Mausoleum in Allegheny Cemetery.
Brushton, Pennsylvania was named in his honor.
| Mayor of Pittsburgh