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Name:    Primm, William (Wilson)
Profession:  Politician
Category:  Politics and Government
Born/Started:     Nov. 10, 1810
Died/Ended:     Jan. 10, 1878
Description:    William (Wilson) Primm was a prominent Whig politician and chairman of the Committee on the Common. The Common was an area of land west of Carondolet consisting of 2,000 acres, which was originally set aside for common use (tree cutting, cattle grazing, etc) but later sold to private individuals as the area became neglected and rundown. Primm also wrote one of the most comprehensive histories of St. Louis. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor against John Daggett in 1841. He was also one of the organizers of St. Louis first board of education. Source: Sandweiss p. 51, 134.

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