PITTSBURGH MAYORS

Edward V. Babcock

The Honorable Edward V. Babcock
The Honorable Edward V. Babcock
Term: 1918 – 1922

A successful building supply salesman, Babcock entered politics as one of the original appointees on the nine-member City Council of 1911. Babcock supported Armstrong for Mayor, and with Armstrong’s help, became Mayor four years later, defeating former Mayor Magee.

He was became an Allegheny County Commissioner in 1924 and would support major road projects such as Ohio River, Saw Mill Run, Babcock, & McKeesport Boulevards.

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