Carl West Rich

Carl West Rich

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Jun 1972 (aged 73)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Memorial Mausoleum, W-123, C-2
Memorial ID 6870010 · View Source
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US Congressman. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he served in the United States Army during World War I. After the war, he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Liberal Arts in 1922 and from the University of Cincinnati Law School in 1924. He was admitted to the bar in 1924 and practiced as an attorney in Cincinnati. He entered politics in the mid-1920's when he became Cincinnati's Assistant City Solicitor. He later became the prosecuting attorney of Hamilton County in 1938 and served until 1947 with the exception of the time he spent while serving for the United States Army during World War II. He was selected by the Republican Party to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James G. Stewart on Cincinnati's City Council and as Mayor of Cincinnati in 1947. He was not reelected but remained on city council until he was elected as Mayor again and served from 1951 to 1953 and for a third time from 1954 to 1955. He resigned from city council in January, 1957 to accept an appointment as Judge of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. Elected to represent Ohio's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1963 to 1965. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 and resumed his law profession. Rich also was the chairman and president of the Cincinnati Royals Professional Basketball team. He died at his residence in Cincinnati in 1972 when he was 73 years old.

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