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William K. Greer

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William Kirk Greer[1]
13th Mayor of
North Adams, Massachusetts
In office
1923–1924
Preceded byHarvey A. Gallup
Succeeded byWilliam Johnson
Member of the
North Adams, Massachusetts
City Council[2]
Personal details
BornOctober 11, 1873 [2]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[2]
DiedOctober 1945 (aged 71–72)[3]
North Adams, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican[2]
ParentsJohn and Caroline (Kirk) Greer
Alma materPennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art[4]
ProfessionAgent for the Hoosac Cotton Mills[1]
textile executive and banker.[2]

William Kirk Greer (October 11, 1873 - October 1945) was an American textile executive, banker and politician who served on the city council of, and as the 13th Mayor of, North Adams, Massachusetts.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Greer was born to John and Caroline (Kirk) Greer on October 11, 1873 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2]

Education[edit | edit source]

Greer studied textiles at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art.[4]

Business career[edit | edit source]

At the time of his death Greer was president of the North Adams Savings Bank.[3]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Clark, Will Leach (1926), Western Massachusetts: A History, 1636-1925, Volume 3, New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., p. 62.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography (1949), The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time, Volume XXXV, New York, New York: James T. White & Company., p. 170.
  3. 3.0 3.1 New York Times (October 20, 1945), WILLIAM KIRK GREER; North Adams, Mass., Ex-Mayor Was Banker, Textile Agent, New York, NY: The New York Times
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (1895), The Nineteenth Annual report of the Trustees With the List of Members of the Pennsylvania Museum of Art For the Year Ending December 31, 1894, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, p. iii.
Political offices
Preceded by
Harvey A. Gallup
13th Mayor of North Adams, Massachusetts
1923 – 1924
Succeeded by
William Johnson


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