Robert Poydasheff

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Robert S. Poydasheff
Personal details
Born 1929/1930 (age 86–87)[1]
Occupation Lawyer, Politician
Known for Mayor of Columbus, Georgia (2003–2006)

Robert S. "Bob" Poydasheff (born 1929 or 1930)[1] is an American politician and former mayor of Columbus, Georgia.

Poydasheff served as mayor of Columbus from 2003 through 2006, having previously served on the Columbus city council from 1994 through 2002.[citation needed] He served with distinction in the United States Army for 24 years, retiring at the rank of colonel.[citation needed] During his military career, he served as chief counsel to several high-ranking officers involved in the My Lai Massacre and the Post Exchange scandal.[citation needed]

He earned a B.A. in political science from The Citadel in 1954,[1] a J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 1957,[1] an M.A. in international relations from Boston University's Graduate Program in Berlin, Germany in 1967,[1] and attended the Hague Academy of International Law in the Netherlands.[citation needed]

Poydasheff was unsuccessful in his 2006 bid for re-election to a second term as mayor, and was succeeded by former Columbus police chief Jim Wetherington.

Poydasheff is married to the former Anastasia "Stacy" Catherine Latto,[citation needed] and has two children, Catherine Alexandra Ross and Robert S. Poydasheff, Jr.[1] His son is an attorney with Harp and Poydasheff in Columbus, Georgia specializing in domestic law and real estate transactions.[2]


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Preceded by
Bobby Peters
Mayor of Columbus, Georgia
Succeeded by
Jim Wetherington