Fred A. Earhart
|Frederick "Fred" Adam Earhart|
|51st Mayor (acting) of New Orleans, Louisiana|
July 15, 1936 – July 15, 1936
|Preceded by||A. Miles Pratt (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Jesse S. Cave (acting)|
|Died||New Orleans, LA (tomb in Metarie Cemetery)|
|Children||Frederick "Ted", Valentine "Valley", Sarah Lydia, Ida, Lillian "Lily", Robert Hailes, James "Jimmy"|
Fred A. Earhart was briefly acting mayor of New Orleans for one day on July 15, 1936.
A pharmacist, Earhart was the Twelfth Ward leader of the Regular Democratic Organization political machine. He was an Old Regular state senator for the Twelfth Ward from 1912 into the 1920s. He was elected to New Orleans' commission council in 1930, where he served as Commissioner of Public Utilities. Along with A. Miles Pratt and Jesse S. Cave, Earhart was one of three acting mayors who served in the summer of 1936 between the resignation of Mayor T. Semmes Walmsley and the accession of Robert Maestri. After his brief tenure as acting mayor, Earhart continued to serve as Commissioner of Public Utilities in the Maestri administration.
Son, Robert, is his last living child.
- Choctaw Club of New Orleans. Truth Achievements of the Mayor Robert S. Maestri Administration. Franklin Printing Co., 1943.
- Gill, Donald A. Stories Behind New Orleans Street Names. Bonus Books, 1992.
- Interview with son, Robert Earhart Sr. July 10, 2007.
A. Miles Pratt
July 15, 1936
Jesse S. Cave
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