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John J. Spitznogle Jr.

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John Jefferson Spitznogle Jr.
42nd Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
In office
November 4, 1958 – June 14, 1962[1]
Preceded byRudi Oudshoff
Succeeded byRichard A. Lawrence Sr.
Personal details
Born(1902-02-13)February 13, 1902[2]
Greene County, Pennsylvania[2][3]
Died(1962-06-14)June 14, 1962[2][3]
Clarksburg, West Virginia[2][3]
Resting placeBridgeport Cemetery,
Bridgeport, West Virginia[2][3]
Spouse(s)Connie Clinchard
ResidenceMelbourne, Florida
Occupationelectrical contractor[2]

John Jefferson Spitznogle Jr. (February 13, 1902 – June 14, 1962) was a two-term mayor of Melbourne, Florida from 1958 to 1962.

He was born February 13, 1902 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Jefferson Spitznogle Sr. and Clara Belle Thomas.[2][3]

He was an electrician, and operated the Spitz Electric Company in Melbourne.

Spitznogle died of a heart attack in Clarksburg, West Virginia while serving as mayor of Melbourne on June 14, 1962.


  • Member, Panama Canal Society of Florida, Inc.


  1. Melbourne City Clerk's Office, City of Melbourne - Mayors - Chronological Order of Terms (1888 to Present)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Family Search
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 John Jefferson Spitznogle Jr. at Find a GraveLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Preceded by
Rudi Oudshoff
Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
November 4, 1958–June 14, 1962
Succeeded by
Richard A. Lawrence, Sr.

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