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Hans G. Tanzler
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1927
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 2013
Gainesville
Alachua County
Florida, USA

Politican. Hans Gearhart Tanzler served as Mayor of Jacksonville Florida from 1968 to 1979. He oversaw the Consolidation of Jacksonville with the county of Duval which resulted in the largest city (by land area) in the United States. A graduate of Robert E Lee High School and the University of Florida, Tanzler went on to practice law and eventually became a judge. He was well suited to his role as Mayor since Jacksonville at that time was plagued with a struggling school system, widespread political corruption, and a much polluted St. Johns River. His legacy can be summed by saying he cleaned up city government - and the St. Johns river. He was elected Mayor as a democrat, but later after losing an election bid for the governorship of Florida, he switched his party affiliation to republican. By all accounts, Mayor Tanzler was a devoted Christian.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Hans G. Tanzler (1905 - 1974)
  Dorrette E. Tanzler (1905 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  LaMercedes Hutchins Tanzler (1931 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oaklawn Cemetery
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Tony Middleton
Record added: Jul 25, 2013
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Hans G. Tanzler
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- God bless
 Added: Aug. 22, 2013

- Thousandwinds
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013
I remember when you first became Mayor. Thank you for consolidating the city. It was one of the smartest moves made and benefited everyone. Rest in peace. God bless,
- Pamela
 Added: Jul. 27, 2013
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