DeWitt Clinton Cregier

American politician, Engineering genius

DeWitt Clinton Cregier (June 1, 1829 – November 9, 1898) was an American politician. He was the mayor of Chicago, Illinois from 1889 to 1891. He was a Democrat.

DeWitt Clinton Cregier
31st Mayor of Chicago
In office
Preceded byJohn A. Roche
Succeeded byHempstead Washburne
Personal details
Born(1829-06-01)June 1, 1829
New York City, New York
DiedNovember 9, 1898(1898-11-09) (aged 69)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Political partyDemocrat
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Spouse(s)Mary Sophia Foggin
ChildrenTen (2 daughters, 8 sons)
ResidenceChicago and St. Charles, Illinois

Cregier was born on June 1, 1829 in New York City, New York.[1] He was married to Mary Sophia Foggin. They had ten children. Cregier died on November 9, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois from pneumonia, aged 69. He is buried in Rosehill Cemetery in Lincoln Square, Chicago.


  1. "Biography for DeWitt Clinton Cregier (1829-1898)". Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-12-05.