Joseph Warder

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Joseph Warder
Jeffersonville Clerk Treasurer
In office
1904 Unknown
Mayor of Jeffersonville
In office
Preceded by Newton Meyers
Succeeded by Harry Poindexter
Personal details
Born June 17, 1878
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Died Jeffersonville, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Residence Jeffersonville, Indiana

Joseph H. Warder, Sr (born June 17, 1878) was a lawyer and politician of Jeffersonville, Indiana. He was also the son of former mayor Luther Warder.

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Jeffersonville, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

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Joseph graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1897 and went on to a law school in Louisville, Kentucky. By 1902 he had begun practice and two years later became elected to the City Clerk position. [1] He would later serve had the mayor of Jeffersonville from 1922 to 1925. [2] His most notable court case as a lawyer came after the high point of his political career as he participated in Louisville v. Babb. The Clark County Clerk Treasurer filed suit against the City of Louisville and Louisville Bridge Commission about the collection of tolls at the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge. [3]

Jeffersonville High School

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Clark County, Indiana County in the United States

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  1. Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley: Personal and Genealogical By Federal publishing Company (1905 Federal Pub. Co) pg.218
  2. The Encyclopedia of Louisville By John E. Kleber (University Press of Kentucky) Pg 443
  3. 7 F.Supp. 658 CITY OF LOUISVILLE, KY v. BABB, County Treasurer. No. 95. District Court, S. D. Indiana, New Albany Division. June 7, 1934