Thomas Rader

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Thomas Bogle Rader
Mayor of Jeffersonville
In office
January 1, 1898 December 31, 1902
Preceded by Isaac F. Whitside
Succeeded by Abraham Schwaninger
Personal details
Born December 25, 1859
Henryville, Indiana
Died June 14, 1904
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Political party Democratic

Thomas Bogle Rader (December 25, 1859 - June 14, 1904) was a politician and businessman of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Jeffersonville, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Jeffersonville is a city in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. Locally, the city is often referred to by the abbreviated name Jeff. It is 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.



Rader was born in Henryville, Indiana. He began teaching at the young age of sixteen and did so until he became twenty-one years old. [1] He then became Deputy County Treasurer of Clark County in 1878, and moved to Jeffersonville. Four years later he worked as a clerk in the auditor's office for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. He married Lottie Butterfoss in 1882. [1] [2] In 1888 he resigned from the railroad to go into real-estate and insurance business for himself in Jeffersonville. In 1898 Thomas Rader defeated Republican incumbent Isaac F. Whitside for mayor of Jeffersonville. [2] Rader served as mayor for one term, and was defeated by Abraham Schwaninger in 1902. [3] Later that year he was appointed to as the County Treasurer by the Board of Commissioners following the resignation of the incumbent treasurer. [2] He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and a past master of Freemasonry lodge Jeffersonville Lodge #340. [4]

Henryville, Indiana Census-designated place in Indiana, United States

Henryville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monroe Township, Clark County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 1,905 at the 2010 census.

Clark County, Indiana County in the United States

Clark County is a county located 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.

Louisville and Nashville Railroad defunct American Class I railway

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Thomas Rader died of Bright's disease in 1904.

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  1. 1 2 Bio of Thomas B. Rader
  2. 1 2 3 RootsWeb: INWELLS-L Thomas B. RADER 1859-1904 Obituary
  3. Kleber, John E. Encyclopedia of Louisville. (University Press of Kentucky). pg.443.
  4. Baird, Lewis. Baird's History of Clark County, Indiana, (1909) pg.222, 216