Russell Wilson

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Russell Wilson

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Nov 1946 (aged 70)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 18, Lot 48, Grave 3
Memorial ID 18353624 View Source
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Cincinnati Mayor. He served as Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1930 to 1937. After attending Princeton University, Wilson earned a law degree from the University of Cincinnati. He was connected with a life insurance company and involved with real estate while working as a reporter for the Cincinnati Post and the Times-Starr. He was elected Mayor as a member of the new Charter Party during the Great Depression in 1930 and was instrumental in the employment and construction boom that followed. He participated in laying the mortar for the cornerstone of Union Terminal in 1931 and his image appears with other prominent Cincinnatians in a large mosaic mural on one of its walls. He was known as an ingratiating public speaker and raconteur with a welcomed sense of humor while serving four consecutive terms in office. He later became a member of the Cincinnati City Council from 1937 to 1946. Composer James Henry Fillmore, Sr. dedicated his orchestral piece, "His Honor" to Wilson in 1933. He was also the president of the Southwest Ohio Branch of the Foreign Policy Association (which became the Council on World Affairs).

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  • Added: 11 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18353624
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Wilson (10 Nov 1876–27 Nov 1946), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18353624, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K Guy (contributor 46886706) .