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 Oliver Dwight Filley

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Oliver Dwight Filley

  • Birth 23 May 1806 Bloomfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 1881 Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 120, Lot 3
  • Memorial ID 18478

Civil War St. Louis Mayor. After moving to St. Louis, Oliver went into partnership with his brother Giles in the stove manufacturing business. A close friend of Thomas Hart Benton, Filley became a leader in the embryonic Republican Party in 1856. He was elected mayor of St. Louis in 1858 for a one-year term & was reelected for a two-year term under the new city charter in 1859. Filley was the first of four St. Louis mayors during the Civil War years. He headed a movement for arousing and consolidating Union sentiment, and acted as chairman of the Committee of Public Safety.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18478
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Dwight Filley (23 May 1806–21 Aug 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18478, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .