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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Jacksonville Mayor Hans Tanzler has died.
Tanzler was Jacksonville's first mayor after consolidation with Duval County in 1968. He served from 1968-1979.
Mayor Alvin Brown issued the following statement regarding the passing of former Jacksonville Mayor Hans Tanzler:
"My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of former Jacksonville Mayor Hans Tanzler, who has passed at the age of 86. Mayor Tanzler led a life dedicated to public service and his legacy will forever be remembered by our citizens and all who had the opportunity to know him. He guided our city through consolidation, paving the way for much of the success we enjoy today. Mayor Tanzler was a tireless advocate for local education, public health, economic and downtown development and our treasured St. Johns River. We will always be grateful for his service to the great City of Jacksonville."
First Coast News