Conrad Diehl Edit Profile
He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a medical degree in 1866.
From 1870 to 1878, he was surgeon and major of the 65th Regiment, of the New York National Guard. From 1874 on, he was either attending or consulting physician at Buffalo General Hospital. Diehl was elected mayor of Buffalo on November 2, 1897, as the Democratic candidate.
During 1898, an amendment to extend the Mayor's term to four years was adopted. During his term, the world saw the first successful generation and transmission of electricity by the power of Niagara Falls to Buffalo. In addition, the city was in the throes of preparing for the Pan-American Exposition.
Mayor Diehl had formally invited President William McKinley to the Exposition, and was with him when he was struck down by Leon Czolgosz. He did not run for re-election. After his term, he returned to private life and his medical practice.
He died on February 20, 1918.
Member Buffalo Board of School Examiners since its organization, 1892.
Married May 5, 1869, Caroline Trautman, of Weisembourg, Alsace.