Gunther "Dutch" Vogt

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"Dutch" Vogt (R)
Gunther Alfred "Dutch" Vogt

Term Start 1966
Term End 1970
Preceded by J. Robert Ponton
Succeeded by Charles Barbour

President (mayor)
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District Elected by and from council
Term Start 1968
Term End 1970
Preceded by Burkett A. Reynolds
Succeeded by Mitchell Van Yahres

Biographical Information

Date of birth July 9, 1921
Date of death May 2, 2017
Place of birth Jutebog, Germany
Place of death Knoxville, Tennessee
Spouse Margaret "Peggy" Steele
Alma mater University of Kansas
Profession Electrical Engineering

Gunther Alfred "Dutch" Vogt (1921-2017) served as Mayor of Charlottesville from 1968 to 1970. He was first elected to City Council in 1966 as a Republican.


Vogt was born in Jutebog, Germany on July 9, 1921 and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1924. They settled in Forest Park, Illinois. After high school he entered the U.S. Coast Guard and served during World War II. After being discharged he went to the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. He established several companies, including Ovenaire in Charlottesville in 1959.

Vogt died in Knoxville, Tennessee, on May 2, 2017. [1]

Vogt told The Hook in 2006 that his most decisive vote came in 1970 over a proposed merger with Albemarle County. While City Council was unanimous in its decision, Vogt said that Council did not do enough to sell the idea to the community and the referendum failed. [2]. [3]

Election history

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[4]

Each voter could vote for up to two candidates. [5][dead link]


  1. Web. Gunther A. "Dutch" Vogt, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 6, 2027, retrieved September 23, 2021.
  2. Web. Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, 10 Aug. 2006, retrieved 2 May 2009.
  3. Web. [Print The Seventies: Central Virginia Ends Decade of Joy and Tragedy], Doug Kamholz, Daily Progress, Worrell Newspaper group, January 1, 1980, retrieved June 27, 2015.
  4. Web. Election Results for June 14, 1966, City of Charlottesville, retrieved December 31, 2010.
  5. Web. Election Results for June 14, 1966, City of Charlottesville, retrieved December 31, 2010., City of Charlottesville, Monday, August 10, 2015, 8:22:36 PM, retrieved January 31, 2019.