Charles E. Roesch
Charles E Roesch - 1932 BPDReport.jpg
49th Mayor of Buffalo
In office
Preceded byFrank X. Schwab
Succeeded byGeorge J. Zimmermann
Personal details
BornMarch 31, 1886
Buffalo, New York
DiedJanuary 15, 1936(1936-01-15) (aged 49)
Buffalo, New York
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMabel C. Klinck
Childrentwo children

Charles Edward Roesch (1886–1936) was Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York, serving 1930–1933. He was born in Buffalo at 613 Oak Street on March 31, 1886, the son of a leading local meatpacker. He graduated from Public School No. 15 in June, 1901, and he joined his father in his wholesale and retail meat business in the Chippewa Market. In 1914, he started his own meat business at the Broadway Market. He married Mabel C. Klinck on June 3, 1914; her uncle was former mayor Louis P. Fuhrmann. The Roesch's lived at one address for their entire marriage, 633 North Oak Street, just down the block from where he was born.[2]

He was elected Mayor on November 5, 1929, as the Republican candidate. During his term the country was in the throes of the Great Depression and Roesch was a leader and innovator in the relief programs for the unemployed. Buffalo's iconic city hall opened for business. After serving one term, he returned to his wholesale and retail meat business. He died on January 15, 1936, and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery.[2]

Roesch Memorial Stadium opened in his honor in 1937.

His grandson, Charles W. Roesch, continues to run the family business under the name Charlie the Butcher.[3]


  1. ^ Rizzo, Michael (2005). Through The Mayors' Eyes. Lulu. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-4116-3757-3.
  2. ^ a b "Charles E. Roesch". Through The Mayor's Eyes, The Only Complete History of the Mayor's of Buffalo, New York, Compiled by Michael Rizzo. The Buffalonian is produced by The Peoples History Union. 2009-05-27. Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
  3. ^ "Our Story". Charlie The Butcher. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
Political offices Preceded byFrank X. Schwab Mayor of Buffalo, NY 1930–1934 Succeeded byGeorge J. Zimmermann