List of mayors of Jeffersonville, Indiana

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List of mayors of Jeffersonville, Indiana is a list from the first mayor to the current mayor of the city.

History[edit]

Jeffersonville was founded in 1802 and was run by trustees until 1839 in which Dr. Nathaniel Field, a state legislator and trustee of Jeffersonville, secured legislation to make Jeffersonville a city.[1] In April of that year the first mayor would be elected. The position would be a part-time position until 1964 with Mayor Richard Vissing becoming the first full-time mayor.

List[edit]

Mayor Term Began Term Ended Political Party
Isaac Heiskell 1839 1843
Christopher Peasley 1843 1845
William Cross 1845 1848
William F. Collum 1848 1854
John Shyer 1854 1855
Uriah Damron 1855 1856
Thomas Downs 1856 1857
William Lackey 1857 1858
John Shyer 1858 1861
O.C. Woolley 1861 1865 Democrat
John Ware 1865 1867
Gabriel Poindexter 1867 1869 Republican
Levi Sparks 1869 1873 Democrat
Burdet Pile 1873 1875 Democrat
Luther Warder 1875 1883 Democrat
John M. Glass 1883 1885 Republican
Herman Preafer 1885 1887 Democrat
Luther Warder 1887 1891 Democrat
Benjamin H. Robinson 1891 1894 Republican
Isaac Whiteside 1894 1898 Republican
Thomas Rader 1898 1902 Democrat
Abraham Shwaninger 1902 1904 Republican
Henry Burts 1904 1906 Democrat
Edward N. Flynn 1906 1909 Republican
James E. Burke 1910 1912 Democrat
Jonas Howard, Jr 1913 1913 Democrat
Earnest Rauth 1914 1917 Democrat
Newton Meyers 1918 1921 Republican
Joseph Warder 1922 1925 Democrat
Harry Poindexter 1926 1929 Republican
Allen Jacobs 1930 1938 Republican
Homer Vawter 1939 1942 Republican
Samuel Shannon 1942 1951 Republican
Charles Hoodenpyl 1952 1963 Democrat
Richard Vissing 1964 1983 Democrat
Dale Orem 1984 1991 Republican
Raymond Parker 1992 1995 Democrat
Thomas Galligan 1996 2003 Democrat
Rob Waiz 2004 2007 Democrat
Thomas Galligan 2008 2011 Democrat
Mike Moore 2011 Present Republican

Referenced from the Encyclopedia of Louisville.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Encyclopedia of Louisville by John E. Kleber pg.443