Robert H. Jeffrey

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Robert Hutchins Jeffrey
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35th Mayor of Columbus
In office
May 4, 1903 – January 1, 1906
Preceded byJohn N. Hinkle
Succeeded byDe Witt C. Badger
Personal details
Born(1873-12-21)December 21, 1873
DiedOctober 22, 1961(1961-10-22) (aged 87)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting placeGreen Lawn Cemetery
Columbus, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWilliams College
General Manager

Robert Hutchins Jeffrey (December 21, 1873 – October 22, 1961)[1] was the 35th mayor of Columbus, Ohio and the 32nd person to serve in that office.[2] He was elected April 4, 1903.[3] He served Columbus for one term and an additional eight months. The Ohio General Assembly changed Ohio election times from the spring season to the fall season during his tenure in office.[4] His successor, De Witt C. Badger, took office on January 1, 1906.[5] He died on October 22, 1961.[6]



  • Columbus Police Benevolent Association (1908). History of the Police Department of Columbus, Ohio. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Egger, Charles, ed. (1975). Columbus Mayors (PDF). Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Citizen-Journal.
  • "Columbus; Campaign Ends in Cleveland". The San Francisco Call. San Francisco, California: Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. April 5, 1903. p. 25, col. 4. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  • "Jeffrey, Robert H (12/21/1873-10/23/1961)". Columbus in Historic Photographs. Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Metropolitan Library. Retrieved 10 November 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John N. Hinkle
Mayor of Columbus, Ohio
Succeeded by
De Witt C. Badger