Wednesday, February 06, 2008

R.I.P. Eugene Ochsenreiter

Former Asheville mayor Eugene C. Ochsenreiter, a civic leader in business and sports in the city for more than a half century, died Tuesday at age 89.

Ochsenreiter served as mayor from 1975-77 and was on City Council for more than six years (1971-77).

He also founded the WNC Sports Hall of Fame (and was enshrined in 1988) and helped found the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club, which has conducted the WNC Sports Awards Banquet for 49 years.

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