John Fletcher Darby Edit Profile
Thereafter, Darby studied law and was admitted to the bar.
He then returned to Missouri to practice in St. During his time as mayor, Darby was very active in getting the first Missouri railroad convention held in St. Eventually, that led to the incorporation of two railroads in the state. Lafayette Park was built, becoming the first city park west of the Mississippi River. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second United States Congress (March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1853), after which he returned to St. Louis and became a banker.
He died near Pendleton, Missouri, on May 11, 1882, and his remains are interred at Calvary Cemetery in St.
He was the Mayor of St. Louis from 1835 to 1837 and 1840 to 1841, between which he served as a member of the Missouri Senate, in 1838.