Levi Richard Ellert

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Levi Richard Ellert (October 20, 1857 - July 21, 1901) served as 23rd mayor of San Francisco from 1893 to 1895. He was the first San Francisco native to serve in that office. No previous San Francisco mayors had even been born in California.

Before entering politics, he had established his own pharmacy in 1883. After unsuccessfully running for School Director, he was elected Supervisor as a Republican in 1888, and was reelected in 1890. He was elected mayor in 1892, and during his term, he passed the bar exam and was admitted to the California bar. He also "appeared before the Supreme Court."

After his term he would serve as director of various private companies and as general manager and the president of the Sanitary Reduction Works.

He died in 1901 in San Francisco.


Hanson, Gladys. San Francisco Almanac. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1995. (ISBN 0-8118-0841-6)

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