Richard Vissing

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Richard L. Vissing
Mayor of Jeffersonville
In office
January 1, 1964 – December 31, 1983
Preceded by Charles Hoodenpyl
Succeeded by Dale Orem
Personal details
Born 1919
Died 1987
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Residence Jeffersonville, Indiana

Richard Vissing (1919–1987) was mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana. He served five terms from 1964 to 1983 and was the first full-time mayor.[1][2] During his terms as mayor he was credited for helping revitalize the city and added parks to the city such as River City Park, now named Vissing Park in his honor. One of the notable accomplishments was the purchasing of original Jeffersonville's Ken Ellis Center (A Community Shelter) during the 1970s which was originally a tavern, in 2004 the original building was destroyed by a tornado.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jack Vissing helps where he's needed
  2. ^ Kleber, John E. Encyclopedia of Louisville. (University Press of Kentucky). pg.443.
  3. ^ Jeffersonville's Ken Ellis Center is back

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