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Mayors and Postmasters of Reading, Ohio


Mayors of Reading, 1937-2003 (may be incomplete!)
Joseph A. Hoeper as of 1938-41 Chas. Gertz as of 1942-57 H. A. Sand as of 1958-59 Chas. Gertz as of 1962-75 William F. Ernst as of 1976-79 Anthony J. Gertz as of 1980-91

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1937 Aug 10: Joseph A. Hoeper (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1937 Sep 10: John M. Ryan (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1937 Nov 2: Joseph A. Hoeper (Dem), elected; John M. Ryan (Rep), defeated.
  • 1939 Nov 7: Joseph A. Hoeper (Dem), elected; Chas. Gertz (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1941 Nov 4: Chas. Gertz (Progressive), elected; John P. Bok (Dem), defeated.
  • 1943 Nov 2: Chas. Gertz (Progressive), elected; Joseph A. Hoeper (Dem), defeated.
  • 1945 Nov 6: Chas. Gertz (Progressive), elected; Ben H. Blom (Dem), defeated; Robert J. Redwine (Ind), defeated.
  • 1947 Nov 4: Chas. Gertz (Progressive), elected; George Luedeke (Citizens), defeated.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; H. A. Sand (Dem), defeated.
  • 1951 Nov 6: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; Anthony H. Schmitz (Dem), defeated.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; H. A. Sand (Dem), defeated.
  • 1955 Nov 8: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; Albert G. Schmidt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1957 Nov 5: H. A. Sand (Dem), elected; Chas. Gertz (Rep), defeated.
  • 1959 Nov 3: H. A. Sand (Dem), elected; Chas. Gertz (Rep), defeated.
  • 1961 Nov 7: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; Albert G. Schmidt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1963 Nov 5: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; Louis B. Bok (Dem), defeated.
  • 1965 May 4: William F. Ernst (Dem), nominated; Malcolm P. Cantrell (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1965 Nov 2: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; William F. Ernst (Dem), defeated.
  • 1967 Nov 7: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; William V. Mount (Dem), defeated.
  • 1971 Nov 2: Chas. Gertz (Rep), elected; Jon T. Herd (Dem), defeated.
  • 1975 Nov 4: William F. Ernst (Dem), elected; Chas. Gertz (Rep), defeated.
  • 1979 Nov 6: Anthony J. Gertz (Rep), elected; William F. Ernst (Dem), defeated.
  • 1983 Nov 8: Anthony J. Gertz (Rep), elected; Victor F. Effler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1987 Nov 3: Anthony J. Gertz (Rep), elected; Earl J. Schmidt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1991 Nov 5: Frank Carnevale (Dem), elected; Anthony J. Gertz (Rep), defeated.
  • 1995 Nov 7: Earl J. Schmidt (Dem), elected; Anthony J. Gertz (Rep), defeated.
  • 1999 Nov 2: Earl J. Schmidt (Dem), elected; Robert P. Boehner (Rep), defeated.
  • 2003 May 6: Robert P. Bemmes (Rep), nominated; Kenneth W. Nordin (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2003 Nov 4: Robert P. Bemmes (Rep), elected; James F. Pfennig (Dem), defeated; James L. Perdue, Jr., defeated.


    Postmasters at Reading, 1901 (may be incomplete!)
    Frank Sutor as of 1901

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