Luther Warder

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Luther Fairfax Warder
Mayor of Jeffersonville
In office
Preceded by Burdette Pile
Succeeded by John M. Glass
In office
Preceded by Herman Preefer
Succeeded by Benjamin H. Robinson
Personal details
BornDecember 2, 1841
DiedJune 12, 1902
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Residence Jeffersonville, Indiana

Luther F. Warder (December 2, 1841 – June 12, 1902) [1] was born in Kentucky and moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana when he was twenty years old at the start of the Civil War. He then worked in railroad shops and later politics until his death. [1] Luther in 1875 would become mayor. [2] [3] During Luther's administration the County Seat returned to Jeffersonville in 1878 which was based in Charlestown, Indiana since 1811. [4] In 1881 the 3rd City Hall was built. [5] He would serve as mayor until 1883 losing to opponent John M. Glass, but would return as mayor from 1887 to 1891. Warder Park would be named for him in 1881. [6] Warder's son Joseph Warder would serve as mayor of Jeffersonville as well.

He briefly owned a Democrat newspaper called "Penny Post". [7]

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  1. 1 2 Federal Publishing Company, Federal publishing Company (1905). Memoirs of the Lower Ohio Valley. Federal publishing company. p.  218. Luther F Warder.
  2. Baird, Lewis. Baird's History of Clark County, Indiana, (1909) pg.120
  3. Kleber, John E. Encyclopedia of Louisville. (University Press of Kentucky). pg.443.
  4. Welcome to the City of Jeffersonville, Indiana Archived 2008-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Garry J. Nokes (2002). Jeffersonville Indiana. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN   0-7385-2041-1.
  6. Baird, pg.124
  7. Baird pg.390