Joseph H. Bunce
Joseph H. Bunce was the eighteenth Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1869 to 1870. He was a steamboat captain until the mid-1860s, when he founded a wholesale grocery firm. Typical of Louisville steamboat captains, he lived with his family in the Portland district.
A Democrat, he ran against future mayor John G. Baxter and police chief Robert Gilchriest in 1869. Despite not being endorsed by the democratic party or The Courier-Journal, Bunce won by 300 votes over Baxter.
He was elected to a two-year term, but the city charter was changed in 1870 to allow for a three-year term and Bunce chose to run again for a new term, and was defeated this time by Baxter.
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- Yater, George H. (1987). Two Hundred Years at the Fall of the Ohio: A History of Louisville and Jefferson County (2nd edition ed.). Louisville, KY: Filson Club, Incorporated. ISBN 0-9601072-3-1.
- "Joseph H. Bunce". The Encyclopedia of Louisville (1 ed.). 2001. p. 146.
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