John H Reading
- Category : 1917-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (9,48,50,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 4
American politician, the 44th Mayor of Oakland, California from 1966 to 1977. During World War II, Reading served in the Army Air Force as both a pilot and flight training officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After the war, Reading inherited his father's business, Ingram's Food Products, a successful company based in East Oakland, which was famous for frozen Red's Tamales. While mayor, he was instrumental in the building of the Oakland Coliseum and the expansion of the Oakland International Airport. John H. Reading died on 7 February 2003 in Indian Wells, California.