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Richard W Reading February 7, 1882 – December 9, 1952 was a Republican mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1938 to 1940


Richard Reading was born in Detroit on February 7, 1882, the son of Richard W and Louise M Reading1 He was educated in the Detroit Public Schools and attended the University of Detroit1

Reading married Blanche White in 19011 The couple had four children2

Reading was for a time a semi-pro wrestler2 He later worked variously as a printer, a newspaper executive, and a real estate dealer before entering public life in 19212

Reading was appointed City Assessor in 1921, moved to City Controller in 1924, and was elected City Clerk in 19261 He stayed in the office of clerk until 1939, when he ran for mayor, ultimately defeating Patrick H O'Brien by nearly two-to-one2 However, once in the office, Reading engaged in graft, selling protection to numbers racketeers and promotions to police officers3 This corruption was exposed as the campaign for the next mayoral election was gearing up,3 and Reading was crushed by Edward Jeffries34

Shortly after leaving office, Reading was indicted on charges of accepting bribes and conspiring to protect Detroit's gambling rackets5 He was sentenced to four to five years in prison5

Richard W Reading died on December 9, 1952 in Brighton, Michigan6

Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Couzens
Mayor of Detroit
January 4, 1938 – January 1, 1940
Succeeded by
Edward Jeffries


  1. ^ a b c d Who's Who in Detroit, 1935-36, Walter Romig & Co, 1935, p 264 
  2. ^ a b c d "CIO Candidate is Defeated in Detroit Vote" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Nov 3, 1937 
  3. ^ a b c Edward Jeffries; Dominic J Capeci 1996, Detroit and the "Good War": the World War II letters of Mayor Edward Jeffries and friends, University Press of Kentucky, p 6, ISBN 0-8131-1974-X 
  4. ^ "JEFFIES LIKELY WINNER; Detroit Mayor Seeks Fifth Term" New York Times Nov 2, 1947 
  5. ^ a b "Kilpatrick among other Detroit officials who have faced legal trouble" The Detroit News March 24, 2008 

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