|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1927|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 2013|
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.
Hans G. Tanzler (1905 - 1974)
Dorrette E. Tanzler (1905 - 1981)
LaMercedes Hutchins Tanzler (1931 - 2006)*
Created by: Tony Middleton
Record added: Jul 25, 2013
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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,|
Added: Jul. 27, 2013
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