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William L. Ewing, Sr
Birth: Mar. 16, 1843
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1905
Vincennes
Knox County
Indiana, USA

25th Mayor of St. Louis. The great-grandson of early St. Louis settler Pierre Chouteau, he graduated from Christian Brothers College and became a clerk in his father's wholesale grocery business. He sold the firm after his father's death in 1873, using his share to further his banking, farming and investment interests, and also involved himself with the local Republican Party. In 1877 he was elected to the House of Delegates became its Presiding Officer. Ewing served as Mayor of St. Louis from 1881 to 1885. During his administration the cable car was introduced to the city, 12 miles of business streets were paved, and the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall was constructed (1884). Defeated for reelection, Ewing helped organize the State National Bank in 1885 and was a member of its board of directors. He later went into semi-retirement at his farm near Vincennes, Indiana, where he died. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: May 20, 2000
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William L. Ewing, Sr
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William L. Ewing, Sr
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