PITTSBURGH MAYORS

Henry P. Ford

The Honorable Henry P. Ford
The Honorable Henry P. Ford
Term: 1896 – 1899

A bookkeeper who engaged in a variety of lumber and manufacturing businesses, Ford was first elected to the Select Council in 1881. Nothing more than a figurehead of the powerful Magee-Flinn ring, during his term Beltzhoover was annexed and the Water Filtration Plant was begun after years of typhoid epidemics.

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