William Little (Pittsburgh mayor)

William Little (August 8, 1809 August 26, 1887) served as Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, from 1839 to 1840.

William Little
9th Mayor of Pittsburgh
In office
Preceded byJonas R. McClintock
Succeeded byWilliam W. Irwin
Personal details
Born(1809-08-08)August 8, 1809
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 26, 1887(1887-08-26) (aged 78)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Early life

William Little was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1809. Early in his life he belonged to the civic/vigilance committee The Duquesne Greys.

Later life

After leaving the mayor's office he entered the private sector, developing a canal freight business in Ohio before moving further west and starting a successful furniture company in Iowa.

By the middle of the century the former mayor came back to his hometown of Pittsburgh to manage the Monongahela Navigation Company. He also served as treasurer of a local Pittsburgh bank.

He died in 1887 in Pittsburgh, aged 78, and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery.

Preceded by
Jonas R. McClintock
Mayor of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
William W. Irwin
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