Bill Rinehart

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“Bill” Rinehart

Councilmen of the
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District At-large
Term Start June 19, 1967
Term End August 31, 1970
Preceded by Robert S. Johnson (D)
Succeeded by Francis H. Fife (D)

Vice-President of the
Charlottesville City Council
Term Start September 3, 1968
Term End August 31, 1970
Preceded by Gunther "Dutch" Vogt (D)
Succeeded by Francis H. Fife (D)

Biographical Information

Date of birth 1917
Date of death 2007
Place of birth York, Pennsylvania
Spouse Jill T. Rinehart

William A. “Bill” Rinehart III (1917 - 2007) was a member of the Charlottesville City Council (1966-1967). He was elected by the Council in June 19, 1967 to fill the unexpired term of Robert S. Johnson expiring on August 31, 1970. Johnson resigned from the city council and a position he held at the University of Virginia before he moved to New York City for business reason. [1]

City Council

On September 3, 1968, at the organizational meeting of the Charlottesville City Council (1968-1969), Gunther "Dutch" Vogt was elected President of the Council and Mr. Rinehart was elected Vice-President of the Council.


Born in York, Pennsylvania, at the home of his mother's family, on July 28, 1917, Bill attended Episcopal High School of Alexandria and entered the University of Virginia in the fall of 1937, where he was on the freshman football and track teams and joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. In 1938, he was on the varsity football team. He left college and went to work at City Mortgage and Insurance Company until he entered the army in 1944. He completed his service and was honorably discharged in July of 1946, as a staff sergeant. He returned to Charlottesville and rejoined City Mortgage, of which he became president in 1960.

He was the son of Lois Smith Rinehart and William A. Rinehart II of Charlottesville. Bill met his wife of 67 years in 1935, Jill T. Rinehart, when she came from New York City to visit his sister Jane, who was a classmate of hers at Warrenton County School in Warrenton, Virginia. Bill and Jill became engaged in June of 1939, and were married in the chapel of St. Bartholomew's Church of New York City on October 7, 1940.

Rinehart was a member and chairman of the Charlottesville Planning Commission for 11 years and then as a member and vice mayor of the Charlottesville City Council. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, and was a founding member of the Community Chest, which became the United Way. He was president of the Board of the Belfield School and on the board of St. Anne's School. He was a member of the Elks Club, president of the Rotary Club and twice president of the Farmington Country Club and a member of the Farmington Hunt Club.

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  1. Web. City Council Meeting, June 19, 1966, City of Charlottesville, retrieved January 15, 2021.

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