Robert S. Johnson

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Robert S. Johnson was a Republican member of the Charlottesville City Council elected in the June 14, 1966 election. Johnson did not complete his four-year term of office.

On May 29, 1967, councilor Johnson submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Burkett A. Reynolds stating he had accepted a position in New York City and would also be resigning from his position from the University of Virginia at the conclusion of that school year. On June 19, 1967, the council elected W. A. Rinehart, III councilman for the balance of Johnson's unexpired term, expiring August 31, 1970. The next day, June 20th, Bill Rinehart took the oath of office in the Clerk’s Office. Dutch Vogt (R) was elected by the council to serve as vice-mayor, a position previously held by Johnson.

At the new city council organizational meeting held on September 1, 1966, on a motion by the outgoing mayor, Lindsey B. Mount and seconded by "Dutch" Vogt, Johnson was appointed Vice-President (vice-mayor) to serve with Burkett A. Reynolds elected president of the council (mayor) at this same meeting. [1] Johnson left office before the next organizational meeting held on September 3, 1968. [2]

1966 election

City Council

Candidates Votes %
Robert S. Johnson (R) 2,456 57%
Gunther "Dutch" Vogt (R) 2,400 55%
William R. Hill (D) 2,006 46%
John E. Trevilian (D) 1,766 40%
Source: City of Charlottesville[3]

Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

  • CITY COUNCIL - 2 Available Seats. [4]


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