Simon Stevens Davis
|19th Mayor of Cincinnati|
|Preceded by||John F. Torrence|
|Succeeded by||George W. C. Johnston|
|Born||December 19, 1817|
|Died||May 11, 1896|
He emigrated from New England to Ohio in 1843 and established a banking and brokerage firm before entering politics. In 1858 Davis was elected as a Republican to the Cincinnati City Council and went on to serve as Mayor from 1871 to 1873. He was the speaker at the dedication ceremony of the Tyler Davidson Fountain, and was instrumental in organizing the Relief Union during the Civil War to help needy families of soldiers and working with the Home of the Friendless and Foundlings.
Davis served on the Board of Directors and was a founding member of the original Cincinnati Baseball Club which was formed in 1866. Also known as the Cincinnati Red-Stockings, they became the first professional baseball team in 1868. Simon Davis was one of the eight board members who made that decision to 'go pro' on September 9, 1868.
- Dilworth, Richardson (2011). Cities in American Political History. SAGE. p. 258. ISBN 9780872899117. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
- Simon Stevens Davis at Find A Grave
- Simon Stevens Davis in History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio; their past and present, including...biographies and portraits of pioneers and representative citizens, etc., by Nelson, S. B., Cincinnati, 1894, p. 503.
- Ellard, Harry ( 2004). Base Ball in Cincinnati: A History. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-7864-1726-9
John F. Torrence
| Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
George W. C. Johnston
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