John S. Ballard
Summary: former mayor of Akron, Ohio during turbulent times from the mid-1960's through the 1970's, in which the city went through rubber industry strife (widespread strikes and the close of rubber plants in the area) and racial strife with the Wooster Avenue riots in 1968 during his time in office.
Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease
Born: September 30, 1922
Died: April 21, 2012
Location: Akron, Ohio