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Frank Dewitt Black

  • Birth Sep 1854 McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 11 Jul 1919 Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Burial Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
  • Plot Section C, Lot 0025, Grave 2. Grave located on the west side of the vertical Black family monument.
  • Memorial ID 27453439

Seattle Mayor. He was elected mayor of Seattle on March 9, 1896. A graduate of Wooster University in Ohio, he began his early career in banking. He reluctantly allowed his name to be placed in nomination for the office of Seattle mayor by friends and associates, although he had no personal desire or political ambitions to become city mayor. He resigned three weeks into office after becoming disillusioned with political office seekers and professional politicians. He served as president of the Wallace Lumber Company, vice president of the Sterling Ship Company and was a principal stockholder and director of the Seattle Hardware Company. He was succeeded in office by William D. Wood.

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  • Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
  • Added: 10 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27453439
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Dewitt Black (Sep 1854–11 Jul 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27453439, citing Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .