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Harry Baals

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Birthday ***, 1886
Place of Birth California
Death day May 9, 1954 (67 years old)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
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Harry Baals

Harry William Baals was mayor of the Republican Party of Fort Wayne, Indiana, from 1932 to 1947 and from 1951 until his death in 1954

Born Harry William Baals, November 16, 1886, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Died May 09, 1954, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Minnie Marie Baals (m:1909-1936), Irene Baals (m?–1954)
Preceded by William J. Hosey
Succeeded by Henry Branning

About Harry Baals

During the 1930s and 1940s and again in the early 1950s, this Republican Party politician served as Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana. While in office, he brought about the construction of both a sewer system and an airport and also developed the Fort Wayne track of the Nickel Plate Railroad.

Harry Baals before fame

Shortly after taking office as mayor, he lowered taxes in the city of Fort Wayne.

Achievement of Harry Baals

In the early 21st century, many Indiana residents voted to name a Fort Wayne government building in honor of Baals, but the move was vetoed by city officials because of the unfortunate, humorous double meaning of the name Harry Baals. In the late 20th century, members of the Baals family began pronouncing their surname as 'Bales.'

Harry Baals family life

He was married to Minnie Marie Baals from 1909 until 1936 and to Irene Baals until his death in 1954.

Associations of Harry Baals

Baals and Ralph Tucker both served as mayors of Indiana cities during the mid-twentieth century.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Harry Baals

  • Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Indiana Republican Party

Latest information about Harry Baals updated on March 10 2021.