Robert Liddell (Pittsburgh)

Robert Liddell (1837 – December 2, 1893) was Mayor of Pittsburgh from 1878 to 1881.

Robert Liddell
Portrait of Robert Liddell,
c. 1878–1881
31st Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
Preceded byWilliam C. McCarthy
Succeeded byRobert W. Lyon
Personal details
DiedDecember 2, 1893 (aged 55/56)


Robert Liddell was born in 1837 in England. He pursued the craft of beer making. During his administration, the Bureau of Water placed the Brilliant Pumping Facility into service.

In 1878, Holy Ghost Fathers started a college on the Bluff which would become Duquesne University. City streets were electrified in 1879 and Alexander Graham Bell's telephone went into limited use in Pittsburgh.

The city expanded west and south, annexing Mount Washington, Temperanceville and Birmingham. When Mayor Liddell left office, he was employed as a liquor dealer.

Liddell died in 1893; and was buried at the Union Dale Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William C. McCarthy
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
Robert W. Lyon
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