J. Emmett Gleason

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"J Emmett" Gleason (D)
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James Emmett Gleason, ca. 1942

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1936
Term End August 31, 1940
Preceded by Shelton S. Fife (D)
Succeeded by J. Emmett Gleason (D)

Vice-president (vice-mayor)
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District Elected by and from council
Term Start September 1, 1938
Term End August 31, 1940
Preceded by George T. Huff (D)
Succeeded by George T. Huff (D)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1940
Term End August 31, 1944
Preceded by J. Emmett Gleason (D)
Succeeded by J. Emmett Gleason (D)

President (mayor)
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District Elected by and from council
Term Start September 1, 1942
Term End August 31, 1944
Preceded by W. Dan Haden (D)
Succeeded by Roscoe S. Adams (D)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1944
Term End August 31, 1948
Preceded by J. Emmett Gleason (D)
Succeeded by Strother F. Hamm (D)

Biographical Information

Date of birth July 25, 1891
Date of death December 1977
Place of death Charlottesville, Virginia
Spouse Helen S. (b. July 25, 1891)
Children James "Jim" Emmett (1915-1978); Nancy L (ca. 1924- ), David H (ca. 1927- )
Residence 521 North First Street. The two-story brick building built in about 1859 is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Profession Retail Grocery Merchant (self-Employed)

James Emmett Gleason (1891-1977) was a prominent figure in local politics serving on the Charlottesville city council for twelve years. He was elected mayor for the 1942-1944 term and later served eight years on the city library board.

"J. Emmett" was a former member of the Charlottesville City Council [1] He served at least one term as mayor. He was a member of Council in 1918. [2]

Gleason had originally stated he would seek another term in 1948 but changed his mind. [3]

Gleason voted in June 1948 to appoint James E. Bowen as city manager. [4]

Gleason was a self-Employed Retail Grocery Merchant. Son of Henry M. Gleason, for years one of the city's leading businessmen.

Gleason was on the entertainment planning committee for the visit of President Franklin Roosevelt to Charlottesville when he gave a 4th of July broadcast address from “Monticello” the home of Thomas Jefferson.


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References

  1. Print: Change in Election Meets Disapproval, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 5, 1960, Page .
  2. Web. To Resurface Macadam Roads, Commoon Council Votes Sum of $5,000, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, July 12, 1918, retrieved July 12, 2016 from University of Virginia Library.
  3. 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.
  4. Web. Bowen is Named Acting Manager by City Council, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, June 1, 1948, retrieved October 14, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. June 1, 1948 page 1.

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