PITTSBURGH MAYORS

Robert W. Lyon

The Honorable Robert W. Lyon
The Honorable Robert W. Lyon
Term: 1881 – 1884

Robert Lyon was trained as a blacksmith but achieved local prominence as a twice wounded Civil War Officer. Handpicked by Liddell as the democratic candidate, Lyon defeated the Magee-Flinn candidate. During his term Pittsburgh refused Andrew Carnegie’s initial offer to build a library.