List of mayors of Jeffersonville, Indiana is a list from the first mayor to the current mayor of the city.
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.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.
|#||Name||Term start||Term end|
|4||William F. Collum|
(1812–1866; aged 54)
|5||John D. Shryer|
|7||Thomas J. Downs||1856||1857|
|9||John D. Shryer||1858||1861|
(1808–1895; aged 87)
(1827–1890; aged 62)
|January 1, 1867||December 31, 1869||Republican|
|14||Burdet C. Pile|
(1805–1985; aged 80)
|15|| Luther Warder (1st)|
(1841–1902; aged 60)
|16|| John M. Glass |
(1843–1925; aged 82)
|18||Luther Warder (2nd)||1887||1891||Democratic|
|19||Benjamin H. Robinson||1891||1894||Republican|
(1859–1904; aged 44)
|January 1, 1898||December 31, 1902||Democratic|
(1844–1906; aged 62)
(1852–1932; aged 79)
|January 1, 1904||December 31, 1906||Democratic|
|24||Edward N. Flynn||1907||1909||Republican|
|25||James E. Burke||1910||1912||Democratic|
|26||Jonas G. Howard, Jr.|
(1886–1964; aged 78)
|27||Earnest W. Rauth||1914||1917||Democratic|
|28||Newton H. Meyers||1918||1921||Republican|
(1857–1937; aged 80)
|January 1, 1926||December 31, 1929||Republican|
|31||Allen W. Jacobs||1930||1938||Republican|
(1894–1958; aged 64)
|33||Samuel G. Shannon|
(1893–1975; aged 82)
(1904–1986; aged 82)
|35|| Richard Vissing |
(1915–1987; aged 72)
|January 1, 1964||December 31, 1983||Democratic|
|36|| Dale Orem |
(born in 1938; age 83)
|January 1, 1984||December 31, 1991||Republican|
|37|| Raymond Parker |
(born in 1937; age 85)
|January 1, 1992||December 31, 1995||Democratic|
|38|| Thomas Galligan (1st)|
(born in 1946; age 75)
|January 1, 1996||December 31, 2003||Democratic|
|39|| Rob Waiz |
(born in 1963; age 59)
|January 1, 2004||December 31, 2007||Democratic|
|40||Thomas Galligan (2nd)||January 1, 2008||December 31, 2011||Democratic|
|41||Mike Moore||January 1, 2012||Present||Republican|
Referenced from the Encyclopedia of Louisville.
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Thomas R. Galligan is a former three-term mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States, serving from 1996 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2011. Galligan succeeded incumbent Raymond Parker Jr. in the 1995 mayoral election and was unseated by challenger, Rob Waiz, during the 2003 election. Galligan defeated Waiz during the 2007 election and was defeated by Clark County Commissioner, Mike Moore, during the 2011 election.
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Huston Quin was mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1921 to 1925. He was educated in public schools in Louisville and received a law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1900. He practiced law with the Louisville firm Helm & Bruce until 1908, when he became a city attorney. He left the position in 1912 to reenter private practice, but was appointed to the city attorney position in 1917. In 1918 he was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Dale L. Orem is an American businessman, politician and civic leader who served as mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana from 1984 to 1991. Orem was active in sports by playing for the University of Louisville and later coaching at the school. Orem also was a National Football League official.
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Camp Joe Holt was a Union base during the American Civil War in Jeffersonville, Indiana, across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, on land that is now part of Clarksville, Indiana, near the Big Eddy. It was a major staging area for troops in the Western Theatre of the War, in preparation for invading the Confederate States of America. Its establishment was the first major step performed by Kentucky Unionists to keep Kentucky from seceding to the Confederacy.
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