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KINTZINGER, Charles. (Dubuque, IA, July 22, 1925—Dubuque, IA, Jan. 28, 1999). MAYOR of Dubuque, 1955 and 1959. Kintzinger, an attorney, was twenty-nine when he began his first term as mayor of Dubuque. He served on the city council from 1952 to 1959. The senior partner of the Kintzinger Law Firm, he graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1950 and returned to Dubuque to join the law firm that had been established in 1897 by his grandfather, John W. KINTZINGER. (1) He was a fellow in the American College of Probate Council. (2)

Kintzinger was very active in the community. In addition to his political activities, he was a president of the YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION (Y.M.C.A.) and member of the Capital Campaign committee of the YM/YWCA. He was chairman of the United Way campaign and served more than twenty-five years on the board of directors of the UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE. Kintzinger was also a longtime member and past president of the Kiwanis Club and the DUBUQUE SHOOTING SOCIETY. He was a founding member of the board of the DUBUQUE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. From 1973 to 1974 he held the presidency of the Dubuque County Bar Association. (3)



1. Obituary

2. Riddell, Amy, "Dubuque Ex-Mayors Recall Joys, Disappointments," Telegraph Herald, January 19, 1986, p. 3

3. Obituary