PITTSBURGH MAYORS

James Blackmore

The Honorable James Blackmore
The Honorable James Blackmore
Term: 1868 – 1869 and 1872 – 1875

A democrat, James Blackmore defeated J. W. Riddle for Mayor. Not content to let Blackmore serve out his two-year term, the State Republicans passed a law that changed the office to a three-year term and thus removed Blackmore from office. He regained the office three years later and was again met by fierce opposition.