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|Mayor Hans Tanzler|
|Born||March 11, 1927 |
Hans Tanzler (born March 11, 1927) is an American judge and politician of the Democratic Party. He was mayor of Jacksonville, Florida when the city voted to consolidate the city government with Duval County, making him the old government's last chief executive, as well as the first mayor of a consolidated Jacksonville. Elected in 1968, he served until 1979, when he resigned his post to run for governor of Florida. He lost in a seven-way Democratic primary eventually won by Bob Graham.
Tanzler was born in Jacksonville, and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1949 then received his law degree in 1951. As mayor, Tanzler initiated a number of projects to revitalize Jacksonville's downtown with new revenues brought in by consolidation. He was instrumental in cleaning up the St. Johns River, and implementing sewage treatment and other environmental regulations.
|Mayor of Jacksonville (pre-consolidation)|
|Mayor of Jacksonville (consolidated city)|
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