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William Butler Ogden
William B Ogden by GPA Healy, 1855.jpg
1st Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded by none
Succeeded by Buckner Stith Morris
Personal details
Born June 15, 1805(1805-06-15)
Walton, New York
Died August 3, 1877(1877-08-03) (aged 72)
Fordham Heights, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mariana Arnot (m. 1875–1877) «start: (1875)–end+1: (1878)»"Marriage: Mariana Arnot to William Butler Ogden" Location: (linkback: (his death)
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Real 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.


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