Richard L. Vissing
|Mayor of Jeffersonville|
January 1, 1964 –December 31, 1983
|Preceded by||Charles Hoodenpyl|
|Succeeded by||Dale Orem|
Richard Vissing (1915–1987) was mayor of Jeffersonville,Indiana. He served five terms from 1964 to 1983,making him one of the longest serving mayors in the state,and was the city's first full-time mayor.During his terms as mayor he was credited for helping revitalize the city,built the new city-county building 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.
Vissing was born Feb. 22,1915 where he lived and died in,and for,Jeffersonville. His father,John,built Vissings Dodge (Studebaker,Renault,etc.) in 1928. The garage burned down the first time in 1949 and was rebuilt. The cause of that fire was started in the paint room. Rich was co-owner of the car establishment,and ran a wrecker service. He pulled in many cars during his days,with the most famous being that of John Dillinger. In 2006 the car dealership burned down again.Vissing also started Camper City in Jeffersonville and also built the Jeffersonvilla Motel.
He was married to Edna Elizabeth Bruner. They had two children,Jack Vissing and Yvonne Vissing,and four grandchildren. Jack is an attorney in Jeffersonville. Yvonne is a university professor,sociologist,and human rights scholar in New England.[ citation needed ]
Clark County is a county in the U.S. state of Indiana,located directly across the Ohio River from Louisville,Kentucky. At the 2010 Census,the population was 110,232. The county seat is Jeffersonville. Clark County is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County,KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Jeffersonville is a city in Clark County,Indiana,United States,situated along the Ohio River. Locally,the city is often referred to by the abbreviated name Jeff. It lies directly across the Ohio River to the north of Louisville,Kentucky,along I-65. The population was 44,953 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Clark County.
Louisville Waterfront Park is an 85-acre (340,000 m2) municipal park adjacent to the downtown area of Louisville,Kentucky and the Ohio River. Specifically,it is adjacent to Louisville's wharf and Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere,which are situated to the west of the park.
The Big Four Bridge is a six-span former railroad truss bridge that crosses the Ohio River,connecting Louisville,Kentucky,and Jeffersonville,Indiana. It was completed in 1895,updated in 1929,taken out of rail service in 1968,and converted to bicycle and pedestrian use in 2014. The largest single span is 547 feet (167 m),with the entire bridge spanning 2,525 feet (770 m). It took its name from the defunct Cleveland,Cincinnati,Chicago and St. Louis Railway,which was nicknamed the "Big Four Railroad".
The George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge,known locally as the Second Street Bridge,is a four-lane cantilevered truss bridge crossing the Ohio River between Louisville,Kentucky and Jeffersonville,Indiana,that carries US 31.
The Old Jeffersonville Historic District is located in Jeffersonville,Indiana,United States. It marks the original boundaries of Jeffersonville,and is the heart of modern-day downtown Jeffersonville. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The area is roughly bounded by Court Avenue at the North,Graham Street on the east,the Ohio River at the south,and Interstate 65 at the west. In total,the district has 203 acres (0.8 km2),500 buildings,6 structures,and 11 objects. Several banks are located in the historic buildings in the district. The now defunct Steamboat Days Festival,held on the second weekend in September,used to be held on Spring Street and the waterfront. Jeffersonville's largest fire wiped out a block in the historic district on January 11,2004 which destroyed the original Horner's Novelty store.
Jeffboat was a shipyard in Jeffersonville,Indiana founded by James Howard in 1834,a builder of steamboats. The company was owned by the Howard family until it was sold leading up to World War II. Following the war,it became known as the Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Company and later changed its name to Jeffboat,the more commonly used short form of its name. The company was the largest inland shipbuilder in the United States and the second-largest builder of barges before it closed in 2018.
Robert L. Waiz,Jr is a politician of Jeffersonville,Indiana. He works in real estate and has been on the city council and served as mayor. Waiz,a Democrat,was first elected mayor in 2003,defeating two-term incumbent Tom Galligan in the May Democratic primary and then defeating Republican Monty Snelling in the November general election. On May 8,2007,he lost the Democrat primary against Galligan;who went on to win the general election in November 2007. Rob Waiz was the youngest mayor elected in the city's modern history.
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.
Warder Park is located in Jeffersonville,Indiana on Court Avenue. This park has been a part of the community since the mid-19th century,when it had a bakery to produce hardtack to Union soldiers during the American Civil War. The park wasn't established officially until the year 1881 and is named after then Mayor Luther Warder. Warder had wanted the site for a new city hall,but the city council chose a site between Spring and Pearl on the north side of Market Street for the city hall,and named the park after Warder as a gesture of goodwill. A Carnegie Library was built in 1903.
Mayor Andrew Broaddus is a lifesaving station built by the United States Life-Saving Service located in Louisville,Kentucky,off the corner of River Road and Fourth Street. She is named in honor of Andrew Broaddus (1900-1972),a former mayor of Louisville (1953-1957). Her historic purpose was to protect travelers on the Ohio River from the Falls of the Ohio,with rescue crews for those who fell victim to the rapids. Louisville was the first place where a lifesaving station was placed in western waters. The first lifestation in Louisville was in 1881,with Mayor Andrew Broaddus as the third. A National Historic Landmark,she is the only surviving floating lifesaving station of the US Life-Saving Service.
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.
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.
John M. Glass (1843–1925) was a mayor of Jeffersonville,Indiana,and Chief of Police of Los Angeles,California.
Arthur Loomis was an architect working from 1876 through the 1920s in the Louisville,Kentucky,area. After working for noted architect Charles J. Clarke for several years,the two became partners in 1891 - creating one of Louisville's most prestigious architectural firms,Clarke &Loomis. Following Clarke's death in 1908,Loomis struck out on his own.
Brinly-Hardy Company is an American corporation located in Jeffersonville,Indiana. Brinly-Hardy designs,manufactures and sells lawn care products including aerators,carts,lawn vac systems,dethatchers,sweepers,broadcast spreaders,sprayers,and rollers;gardening equipment such as plows,disc harrows,and cultivators and landscaping products such as rear blades and box scrapers.
Drew Mitchell Ellis is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).