Robert M. Hance Jr. HOF

Bob Hance


2001 HALL OF FAME WINNER Robert M. Hance Jr. (1914 – 2000) Hance was born in the Piqua area and graduated from local schools. He served as Piqua City Manager for over twenty-three years. During his tenure, he molded the city’s post-World War II image as a progressive city, promoting among other items the atomic power plant and a municipal golf course. As a life-long musician, he played cornet and served as the director of the Elks’ Band (Civic Band) for over fifty-four years.