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Rudi Oudshoff

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Rudolph C. Oudshoff
39th and 41st Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
In office
November 2, 1954 – November 8, 1955[1]
Preceded byE. V. Kempfer
Succeeded byJohn A. Brewer
In office
November 6, 1956 – November 4, 1958[1]
Preceded byJohn A. Brewer
Succeeded byJohn J. Spitznogle, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1902-05-18)May 18, 1902[2]
Chicago, Illinois
DiedDecember 18, 1984(1984-12-18) (aged 82)[2]
Brevard County, Florida
Resting placeMelbourne Cemetery, Melbourne, Florida[2]
Political partyDemocratic[3]
Spouse(s)Gladys Gough (1906–1988)[2]
ChildrenMargaret Oudshoff Munson, Judith
ResidenceCook County, Illinois,
Melbourne, Florida
Occupationreal estate broker

Rudolph Cornelius Martin Oudshoff[4] (May 18, 1902 – December 18, 1984) was a three-term mayor of Melbourne, Florida from 1954 to 1955 and 1956 to 1958.

He was born May 18, 1902, in Chicago, the son of John Lambert Oudshoff and Alice Ada Oudshoff.

He also served as a commissioner for the Brevard County Housing Authority.[5]


  • Secretary/Treasurer, The Watson Agency Incorporated
  • Vice President, Melbourne Title and Guaranty Co.
  • Co-owner/Secretary Treasurer, Melbourne On The Air, Inc. (1957)[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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 Rudi C. Oudshoff at Find a GraveLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
  3. Star-Advocate
  4. "Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQY7-899 : accessed 21 Apr 2014), Rudolph Cornelius Martin Oudshoff, 18 May 1902; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, reference 12880, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1288039.
  5. The Miami News - Sep 16, 1951
  6. http://www.cflradio.net/1050_WRMF_AM.htm
Preceded by
E. V. Kempfer
Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
November 2, 1954–November 8, 1955
Succeeded by
John A. Brewer
Preceded by
John A. Brewer
Mayor of Melbourne, Florida
November 6, 1956–November 4, 1958
Succeeded by
John J. Spitznogle, Jr.

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