Hiram Charles Gill

Hiram Charles Gill

Watertown, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Jan 1919 (aged 52)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Section Oak Lake 2, Lot 0372.1, Grave H2
Memorial ID 26600125 · View Source
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Seattle Mayor. He served as Mayor of Seattle from March 1910 to February 1911, and from March 1914 to March 1918. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he spent 12 years as a Seattle City Councilman. three as council president before running for mayor in 1910. He was recalled from office during his first term as mayor for openly supporting gambling, prostitution and drinking throughout the City of Seattle. In 1914 he successfully won re-election to office, replacing George F. Cotterill as mayor, promising to crack down on vice that he had openly supported during his first term. In 1916 he led highly publicized and violent raids against several drinking establishments in the city during the early days of prohibition, further eroding his support and popularity. His administrations were marked by political abuse, unethical business practices and corruption. He died a short time after failing to win a third term for mayor at the age of 52.

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