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 William L. Ewing, Sr

William L. Ewing, Sr

Birth
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Jun 1905 (aged 62)
Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Sec 2, Lot 3
Memorial ID 9394 · View Source
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25th St. Louis Mayor. 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


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  • Added: 20 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William L. Ewing, Sr (16 Mar 1843–4 Jun 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9394, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .