Party affiliation: Democrat
Franklin Theodore Gerlach, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1961, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1969, United States Supreme Court 1971. Named one of 5 Outstanding Young Man in Ohio Portsmouth Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1968, Ohio Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969. Member Scioto County Bar Association (president 1986).
Director purchasing, planning and urban renewal City of Portsmouth, 1961-1962, city manager, 1962-1966, mayor, 1990-1997. Assistant director Ohio University, Portsmouth, 1966-1968. Sole practitioner law, since 1968.
With legal position Village New Boston, Ohio, 1968-1970. Trustee Ohio Academy Trial Lawyers, Columbus, 1984-1985.