Louis Will

Louis Will (1857–1932) was Progressive Party mayor of Syracuse during 1914-16. He was the only third party candidate elected mayor of Syracuse in the last century.[1] In a year with low voter turnout, Will was elected with only 9,858 votes.[2]

Mayor Louis Will of Syracuse - Club men in caricature (IA cu31924028832628) (page 18 crop).jpg

Son of German immigrants Anton and Rosina Will, he left school early after his father's death to run the family candle-making business, eventually known as Will & Baumer.[3]

His home, the Louis Will House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. It is a large Queen Anne style brick house that has Tiffany windows and stands out in its neighborhood.


  1. ^ Delen Goldberg (September 22, 2009). Jennings article "Can a third-party candidate become Syracuse's mayor? Otis Jennings says yes" Check |url= value (help). (see paragraph 4). Post Standard.
  2. ^ Meghan Rubado (November 4, 2009). Miner article "Stephanie Miner elected Syracuse's first female mayor" Check |url= value (help). (see paragraph 10). Post Standard.
  3. ^ Opalka, Anthony (August 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Louis Will House". Archived from the original on 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2010-01-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) and Accompanying 20 photos, exterior and interior, from 2009 (captions on page 15 of text document) Archived 2011-12-10 at the Wayback Machine