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Franklin Theodore Gerlach, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Administrative and regulatoryPersonal injury (including property damage)Workers'compensationlawyer. Recipient Outstanding Young Man of Ohio award (1 of 5) Portsmouth Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1968, Ohio Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969. Member Portsmouth Bar and Law Library. Association (president 1986).


Gerlach, Franklin Theodore was born on April 11, 1935 in Portsmouth, Ohio, United States. Son of Albert T. and Nora Alice (Hayes) Gerlach.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Cincinnati, 1958. Master of Public Administration, Syracuse University, New York, 1959. Juris Doctor, University Cincinnati, 1961.


Bar: Ohio 1961, United States District Court (southern district) Ohio 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971. Director Purchasing, Planning and Renewal, City of Portsmouth, 1961-1962, city manager, 1962-1966, mayor, 1990-1998. Assistant director Ohio U., Portsmouth, 1966-1968.

Sole practice, Portsmouth, since 1968. Solicitor Village New Boston, Ohio, 1968-1970. Trustee Ohio Academy TrialLawyers, Columbus, Ohio, 1984-1985.


Member Portsmouth Bar and Law Library. Association (president 1986).


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Married Cynthia Ann Koehler, August 1, 1958. Children: Valarie, Philipp.