William F. Collum

William F. Collum (1812 – September 19, 1866) was a surgeon and politician of Jeffersonville, Indiana in which he served on the city council and as mayor.

William F. Collum
Mayor of Jeffersonville
In office
Preceded byWilliam Cross
Succeeded byJohn Shyer
Personal details
DiedSeptember 19, 1866
Jeffersonville, Indiana


Collum moved to Jeffersonville in 1838 where he practiced his medical profession. He would serve on the city council and as the mayor of the city in 1848 to 1854 as the cities fourth mayor.[1] In 1866 he would die from blood poisoning after receiving a wound during a post-mortem examination.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Louisville by John E. Kleber pg.443
  2. ^ A Medical History of the State of Indiana By General William Harrison Kemper 1911 (American Medical Association Press) pg.254