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Carl West Rich

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Preceded by  Gordon H. Scherer
Role  American Politician
Name  Carl Rich
Resigned  January 3, 1965
Preceded by  Dorothy N. Dolby
Succeeded by  John J. Gilligan
Preceded by  James G. Stewart
Political party  Republican Party

Carl West Rich
Born  September 12, 1898 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. (1898-09-12)
Alma mater  University of Cincinnati College of Law
Died  June 26, 1972, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Education  University of Cincinnati College of Law, University of Cincinnati

Resting place  Spring Grove Cemetery

Carl West Rich (September 12, 1898 – June 26, 1972) was an American politician who served as Mayor of Cincinnati, three times from 1947-1948, 1951-1953, and 1955-1957 and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio. He is the only Mayor of Cincinnati to go back to office two times.

Life and career

Rich was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Walnut Hills High School, the University of Cincinnati College of Liberal Arts, A.B., in 1922, and from the college of law of the same university, LL.B., in 1924. He was admitted to the bar in 1924 and commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati. He was an instructor on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, and an assistant city solicitor and assistant prosecutor of Cincinnati from 1925-1929. He served three terms as prosecuting attorney of Hamilton County, Ohio, from 1938 to 1947. He served nine years in the city council of Cincinnati and served as mayor for three terms, from 1947 to 1956. He was judge of the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton County, and president and chairman of the board of the Cincinnati Royals Professional Basketball Team.

Rich was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law and died in Cincinnati on June 26, 1972. He is interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.


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