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Eugene P. Ruehlmann added papers

 Collection
Identifier: US-15-07

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers of former Cincinnati Mayor Eugene P. Ruehlmann dating from 1927 to 2013 along with some family papers. The collection contains various speeches from throughout Ruehlmann's career including his time as Mayor of Cincinnati from 1968 to 1971. The collection also includes research and notes files for speeches, and awards received by Ruehlmann. Awards in this collection include keys to several cities including Phoenix and Baltimore, certificates of appreciation from the Ohio General Assembly, the University of Cincinnati and the Republican National Committee. Miscellaneous material in the collection include Ruehlmann campaign brochures, Fraternity paddles from Ruehlmann's years at a University of Cincinnati along with awards given to Eugene Ruehlmann's wife, Virginia. There are also some files pertaining to Eugene Ruehlmann's sister, Helen and her time at the University of Cincinnati.

Dates

  • 1927-2013

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Biography of Eugene P. Ruehlmann

Eugene P. Ruehlmann was mayor of the city of Cincinnati from 1967 until 1971. He also served on Cincinnati's City Council, and was an active member of the Hamilton County Republican Party.

Ruehlmann was born on Cincinnati's West Side in 1925. He was one of 10 children of John and Hattie Ruehlmann. Ruehlmann graduated from Western Hill High School and he served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1948 and attended Harvard Law School where he earned his law degree in 1950.

Ruehlmann was founder of the Strauss, Tory, and Ruehlmann law firm in 1953. He later became a partner at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease.

He was first elected to Cincinnati City Council in 1959 and served as mayor of Cincinnati from 1967-1971. During his term as mayor, riots took place in Cincinnati and he is known for his efforts to heal the city afterwards. He is also known for his efforts in the development of Riverfront Stadium and his role in bringing an NFL team to Cincinnati. Ruehlmann also served as chair of the Hamilton County Republican Party Central Committee from 1991 until 1996. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Urban League of Cincinnati's Outstanding Achievement in Public Service, a Distinguished Service Award from the UC Alumni Association, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati

He and his wife Virginia Ruehlmann had 8 children. Virgina Juergens Ruehlmann was also a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and held a Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Educational Administration. She was involved in numerous charities. She was the first woman to serve as president of the Catholic Social Services of Southern Ohio, she was president of the Freedoms Foundation and chairwoman of the Hamilton County Special Olympics. She was a member of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame and a 1979 Enquirer Woman of the Year.

Extent

9.33 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Overview

This collection contains papers of former Cincinnati Mayor Eugene P. Ruehlmann dating from 1927 to 2013 along with some family papers.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into series by subject matter.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library
Title
Finding aid for the Eugene P. Ruehlmann added papers
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by ARB Student
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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