Strother R. Hamm

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Strother R. Hamm (1890-1970) was a furniture store owner and former member of the Charlottesville City Council [1] He served at least one term as mayor. [citation needed]


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1948 election

Strother Hamm from Daily Progress article

Hamm was a Democratic candidate for City Council in the April 6, 1948 primary. [2] He received the highest number of votes. [3] [4]

Biography

Hamm was born on March 15, 1890 and died on March 19, 1970. His remains are located in Monticello Memorial Park. [5] He was an owner of a furniture store. [6] Hamm received the most votes with over 1,200 people casting a ballot for him. [7]

When he won the Democratic primary in 1948, he was operator of Gilmore, Hamm & Snyder. [7]

In February 1949, he told city fire fighters that city buildings were obsolete. [8]

References

  1. Print: Change in Election Meets Disapproval, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 5, 1960, Page .
  2. Web. Over 2,000 Expected to Vote in Tuesday's Council Primary, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 2, 1948, retrieved December 24, 2016 from University of Virginia Library.
  3. Web. Hamm Wins Top Place on Ballot in Primary, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 7, 1948, retrieved January 8, 2016 from University of Virginia Library.
  4. Web. 100 Vote Added to Hamm's Total, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 8, 1948, retrieved January 8, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. April 8, 1948 page 3.
  5. Web. Strother R. Hamm, BillionGraves, retrieved February 22, 2016.
  6. Web. Over 2,000 Expected to Vote in Tuesday's Council Primary, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 5, 1948, retrieved December 24, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. April 5, 1948 page 11.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Web. Hamm Wins Top Place on Ballot in Primary, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 7, 1948, retrieved December 24, 2016 from University of Virginia Library.
  8. Web. City's Facilities Termed Obsolete, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, February 9, 1949, retrieved February 9, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. February 9, 1949 page 3.

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