David S. Mann (born September 25, 1939, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American politician of the Democratic party in Ohio.
Mann was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 at Harvard University. After graduating, Mann served in the United States Navy, from 1961 to 1965. Afterwards, he was accepted at Harvard Law School and he was awarded a law degree in 1968. Mann's time at Harvard Law School are mentioned briefly at the beginning of Common Ground, J. Anthony Lukas's book about the Boston busing crisis of the 1970s.
Upon graduating, Mann returned to his home town of Cincinnati to practice law. He served on the municipal health board from 1972 to 1974 and then was elected to the city council, on which he served from 1974 to 1992. During his tenure on the city council, Mann served as mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1980 to 1982 and again in 1991. In 1992, Mann ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives and won, defeating Republican Stephen Grote. He began seving in 1993 (103rd Congress) in Ohio's District 1. However, two years later, in 1994, Mann lost his bid for re-election in the Republican takeover of the House to Steve Chabot.
Election Results, U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1st District List of United States Representatives from Ohio
Preceded by: Ken Blackwell Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio 1979-1980 Succeeded by: Thomas B. Brush Preceded by: Charlie Luken Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio 1991 Succeeded by: Dwight Tillery Preceded by: Charlie Luken U.S. Representative from Ohio's 1st Congressional District 1993-1995 Succeeded by: Steve Chabot