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Don Strauch
Mayor of Mesa, Arizona

In office
1980–1984
Preceded by Wayne C. Pomeroy
Succeeded by Sumner "Al" Brooks
Personal details
Born Donald William Strauch, Jr.
April 8, 1926
Clermont, Iowa, U.S.
Died January 11, 2016(2016-01-11) (aged 89)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Political party Republican

Donald William Strauch, Jr. (April 8, 1926 – January 11, 2016), known as Don Strauch, was an American politician. He served as mayor of Mesa, Arizona from 1980-84. He had previously served on the Mesa City Council since 1972.[1][2]

Born in Iowa and raised in Arizona, Don was the only son and eldest child of three siblings born to Donald W. Strauch, Sr. and Mary Strauch. He served in World War II with the United States Army. After the war, Strauch attended Babson College, Phoenix College, and Arizona State University.[3]

Strauch was the president of Strauchs' Stationers, Inc. He served as a Republican in the Arizona House of Representatives for district 29 in Mesa until his defeat in 1988 in a primary.[4][5] Strauch died in Scottsdale, Arizona from complication from a fall on January 11, 2016 at the age of 89.[6] He was survived by his wife, daughter and extended family.[7]

References[]

  1. "Groups - Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Societey". http://avhof.org/groups/2003-inductees/members. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  2. "Mesa has potential to preserve more of architectural past". http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa/articles/2010/07/14/20100714mesa-preservation-opportunity.html. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  3. 'Former Mesa mayor Don Strauch dies,' Mesa News, Matthew Reveles, January 25, 2016
  4. "Mohave Daily Miner - Google News Archive Search". https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=943&dat=19900121&id=ocRPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-lIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6788,2134493. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  5. Arizona State Library-Arizona Legislators: Then & Now, Donald W. Strauch
  6. Maria Polletta, "A good quiet leader" Former Mesa Mayor Don Strauch dies at 89", The Arizona Republic, January 22, 2016.
  7. Notice of death of Don Strauch, Jr., legacy.com; accessed January 25, 2016.

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