Strother F. Hamm

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Strother F. Hamm
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Hamm, ca. 1937

Electoral District At-large (1948 election)
Term Start July 1, 1948
Term End June 30, 1952

Electoral District City Council (elected)
Term Start July 1950
Term End June 30, 1952

Electoral District At-large (appointed)
Term Start 1947

Biographical Information

Date of birth March 15, 1890
Date of death March 19, 1970 (aged 80)
Place of death Charlottesville, VA
Profession Business (furniture store owner)

Biographical Information

Strother Francis Hamm (March 15, 1890 - March 19, 1970) was a Charlottesville furniture store owner (Gilmore, Hamm and Snyder Furniture Company of Charlottesville) who was elected to City Council on June 8, 1948. [1] [2] He served as president of the council (mayor) from 1950 to 1952. [citation needed]


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1948 election

Hamm was a Democratic candidate for City Council in the April 6, 1948 primary. [3] He received the highest number of votes. [4] [5]

Hamm placed first in the 1948 election with 1,443 votes. [1]

Biography

Hamm was born on March 15, 1890[6] and died on March 19, 1970. His remains are located in Monticello Memorial Park. [7] He was an owner of a furniture store. [8] Hamm received the most votes with over 1,200 people casting a ballot for him. [9]

Burial: Monticello Memorial Park. Wife: Ruby Frances Barksdale Hamm (November 6, 1895 - December 4, 1965) (aged 70). Children: Ruby Elizabeth Hamm (February 18, 1922 - January 23, 2015); George Strother Hamm; James Douglas Hamm (Second Lieutenant, Army, WWII, Casualty Date: May 3, 1943, Died in: North Africa); Charles Edward Hamm; Dorothy Barksdale Hamm and Martha Frances Irion.

When he won the Democratic primary in 1948, he was operator of Gilmore, Hamm & Snyder. [9]

In February 1949, he told city fire fighters that city buildings were obsolete. [10]

Hamm was named as the first president of the Charlottesville Businessman's Association in October 1952. [11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Barr, Hamm and Haden Gets Post on City Council, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, June 8, 1948, retrieved November 4, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. June 9, 1948 page 1.
  2. Print: Change in Election Meets Disapproval, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 5, 1960, Page .
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Web. Charlottesville's Personalities, The Daily Progress, Monday November 29, 1937
  7. Web. Strother R. Hamm, BillionGraves, retrieved February 22, 2016.
  8. 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.
  9. 9.0 9.1 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Web. Businessmen Prepare Attack on Parking, Traffic Problems, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, October 28, 1952, retrieved October 27, 2022. Print. October 28, 1952 page 1.

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