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  Brading, Charles R.
NameCharles R. Brading
Wapakoneta, Ohio , United States
Born February 19, 1935
DiedSeptember 30, 2016 (81 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 03, 2016 08:20pm
InfoCharles joins the Hall of Fame alumni, and of this class, his qualifications are the most visible to local residents as he is one of them. Brading serves today at the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s legislative liaison, a political appointment by Gov. Bob Taft. It is the latest of a long list of jobs and accomplishments- some paid and some volunteer. A graduate of Ohio Northern University with a degree in pharmacy, Brading was a registered pharmacist and the owner of Rhine and Brading Pharmacy in Wapakoneta. He was a member of Wapakoneta City Council from 1964-66 and served as president of council from 1974-75 and 1986-1988. He served as mayor from 1988-1991 until he was appointed to the state House for the 86th district. He won his first election for the House in 1992 and continued to represent the district through 2000 when term limits legislation forced his retirement, prompting then-Attorney General Betty Montgomery to call him the “poster child of term limits.” Politics have always played a role in Brading’s life. He is a member of the Auglaize County Republican Central Committee, served as delegate and alternate at two Republican National Conventions and served on the Governor’s Commission for Student Success. In 1969, Brading served as general chairman for the Neil Armstrong Homecoming Committee, which was just one example of his community service. In addition to announcing the high school basketball and football games, Brading was a director for the Wapakoneta Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Wapakoneta Elks, Eagles and American Legion; and a council member of the First English Lutheran Church. He was named the 2000 Wapakoneta Citizen of the Year by the Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce. In 1965, he was the first-ever recipient of the Wapakoneta Area Jaycees Distinguished Service Award. He is Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and earned an Alumni Award from ONU in 1993. For his work in the profession of pharmacy, Brading earned the Beal Award; the Merck, Sharp and Dohme Award; the Retailer of the Year in 1978; and the Bowl of Hygeia Award.



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