Fitch Robertson

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Fitch Robertson was Mayor of Berkeley, California, United States, from 1943 to 1947.

He was born February 12, 1896 in Pueblo, Colorado.

Robertson was a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines. He served during World War I in a U.S. Army engineering battalion. He came to Berkeley in 1929. He married Myla Kenworthy, with whom he had four children. A member of the BPOE Berkeley Elks Lodge # 1002.

After the City Manager announced his intention to resign as of January 15, 1947, the Berkeley City Council chose Mayor Robertson to replace him which it did on January 20. The Vice Mayor, 80-year old Carrie Hoyt then assumed the office of Mayor to finish out Robertson's term, thus becoming Berkeley's first female mayor.

Robertson died at his Walnut Creek, California home on March 5, 1956.

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