Robert C. Henry becomes the first African American mayor

January 3

On January 3, 1966, Robert C. Henry became the first African American mayor. 

Robert. C. Henry was appointed as the mayor of Springfield, OH in 1996. He was appointed after serving on the Springfield City Commission for 10 years. He served one term from 1966-1968.


Jones, J. (n.d.). This day in black history: Jan. 3, 1966. BET. Retrieved January 1, 2023, from,3%2C%201966

Robert C. Henry. Robert C. Henry – Ohio History Central. (n.d.). Retrieved January 1, 2023, from

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