Charles Hoodenpyl

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Charles Hoodenpyl
Known forMayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana during the urban renewal era

Charles Hoodenpyl (1904–1986) was mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana. [1] Charles Hoodenpyl would serve as the mayor of Jeffersonville in 1952 until 1963 as the last part-time mayor before being replaced by Richard Vissing. [2] Hoodenpyl was mayor during the urban renewal era of Jeffersonville in which the former City Hall was dubbed the "White Elephant" by mayor Hoodenpyl. The building which was left vacant in 1935 before moving to the City-County building, was demolished during Hoodenpyl's administration. [3] As mayor Hoodenpyl would work with Louisville in lobbying to secure funds in 1957 for the reconstruction of the McAlpine Locks and Dam on the Ohio River. [4]

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  2. Kleber, John E. Encyclopedia of Louisville. (University Press of Kentucky). pg.443.
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