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William B. Castle

Born: Nov 30, 1814

Death: Feb 28, 1872

Birthplace: Vermont

Nationality: United States

William B. Castle

Date of Birth : Nov 30, 1814
Date of Death : Feb 28, 1872
Birth Place : Vermont

William Bainbridge Castle was an American politician of the Whig Party who served as the 11th and final mayor of Ohio City from 1853 to 1854 and the 14th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1855 to 1856. Castle was born in Essex, Vermont. The family moved to Toronto in 1815, where his father, Jonathan Castle, was engaged as an architect "to superintend the construction of the first Parliament buildings there." In 1827, the family settled in Cleveland. Jonathan and William Castle opened Cleveland's first lumberyard. The elder Castle died two years later, leaving the business to his son. He moved back to Ontario and then to Ohio City in 1839. He entered politics and quickly rose to prominence as a member of the Ohio City Common Council. In 1853, he was elected the city's mayor and helped in writing the 1854 agreement to merge Cleveland and Ohio City. In 1855, he became mayor of Cleveland. On July 21, 1862, William B. Castle, as chairman of the District Military Committee, Cleveland, sent a letter to Governor David Tod, enclosing a copy of a resolution recommending that the appointment of company officers for the 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

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