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William B. Ogden

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William Butler Ogden
1st Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded byNone - position created
Succeeded byBuckner Stith Morris
Personal details
Born(1805-06-15)June 15, 1805
Walton, New York
DiedAugust 3, 1877(1877-08-03) (aged 72)
Fordham Heights, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Mariana Arnot (m. 1875–1877)
(his death)
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
OccupationReal Estate Developer

William Butler Ogden (June 15, 1805 – August 3, 1877) was the first Mayor of Chicago.

Ogden was born on June 15, 1805 in Walton, New York.[1] He was married to Mariana Arnot from 1875 until his death in 1877. They had no children. Butler lost almost everything he had in the Great Chicago Fire. Butler died on August 3, 1877 in Fordham Heights, New York, aged 72.

References[change | change source]

  1. "William Butler Ogden". American Experience. PBS. 2003. Retrieved 2009-01-07.