George J. Karb
|George John Karb|
|30th and 39th Mayor of Columbus|
January 1, 1912 – January 1, 1920
|Preceded by||George S. Marshall|
|Succeeded by||James J. Thomas|
|Preceded by||Philip H. Bruck|
|Succeeded by||Cotton H. Allen|
February 15, 1858|
|Died||May 15, 1937 (aged 79)
|Resting place||Green Lawn Abbey
|Spouse(s)||Kate M. Van Dine|
|Residence||1788 Bryden Road
Member of City Council
George John Karb (February 15, 1858 – May 15, 1937) was the 30th and 39th mayor of Columbus, Ohio and the 27th person to serve in that office. He was first elected in 1890 and served Columbus for two consecutive terms. After four years as mayor, he was elected as Sheriff of Franklin County. He later resought election in the 1911 mayoral campaign and defeated incumbent Republican mayor George S. Marshall. He served Columbus as mayor during World War I and the Spanish Influenza of 1918. After three consecutive terms in office Karb was defeated in the 1919 mayoral election by James J. Thomas. Karb died on May 15, 1937.
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- "George J Karb, Five Times Mayor of "Good Old Columbus Town," Dies at the Age of 78 After a Long Illness". The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio). May 16, 1937. p. 1A.
- "Karb, George John (2/15/1858-5/15/1937)". Columbus in Historic Photographs. Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
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- Tassel, Charles Sumner Van (1917). The Ohio Blue Book; Or, Who's Who In the Buckeye State; A Cyclopedia Of Biography Of Men And Women Of Ohio. Toledo, Ohio: C.S. Van Tassel. p. 201.
- George John Karb at Find a Grave
- George John Karb at Political Graveyard
- George John Karb at Green Lawn Abbey
- George J. Karb as a past potentate of Aladdin Shriners of Columbus in 1905
- Kate M. Van Dine Image of mayor Karb's wife at Library of Congress
Philip H. Bruck
|Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
Cotton H. Allen
George S. Marshall
|Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
James J. Thomas
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