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Mayors and Postmasters of Louisville, Kentucky


Mayors of Louisville, 1828-2012 (may be incomplete!)
John C. Bucklin 1828-34 John Joyes 1834-36 William A. Cocke 1836-37 Frederick A. Kaye 1837-41 David L. Beatty 1841-44 Frederick A. Kaye 1844-47 William R. Vance 1847-50 John M. Delph 1850-52 James S. Speed 1852-55 John Barbee 1855-57 William S. Pilcher 1857-58 Thomas W. Riley 1858-59 Thomas H. Crawford 1859-61 John M. Delph 1861-63 William Kaye 1863-65 Philip Tomppert 1865 James S. Lithgow 1865-67 Philip Tomppert 1867-69 Joseph H. Bunce 1869-70 John G. Baxter 1870-73 Charles D. Jacob 1873-79 John G. Baxter 1879-81 Charles D. Jacob 1882-84 P. Booker Reed 1885-87 Charles D. Jacob 1888-90 William L. Lyons 1890 Henry S. Tyler 1891-96 Robert Emmet King 1896 George D. Todd 1896-97 Charles P. Weaver 1897-1901 Charles F. Grainger 1901-05 Paul C. Barth 1905-07 Robert Worth Bingham 1907 James F. Grinstead 1907-09 William O. Head 1909-13 John H. Buschemeyer 1913-17 George Weissinger Smith 1917-21 Huston Quin 1921-25 Arthur A. Will 1925-27 Joseph T. O'Neal 1927 William B. Harrison 1927-33 Neville Miller 1933-37 Joseph D. Scholtz 1937-41 Wilson W. Wyatt 1941-45 E. Leland Taylor 1945-48 Charles P. Farnsley 1948-53 Andrew Broaddus 1953-57 Bruce Hoblitzell 1957-61 William O. Cowger 1961-65 Kenneth A. Schmied 1965-69 Frank W. Burke 1969-73 Harvey I. Sloane 1973-77 William B. Stansbury 1977-81 Harvey I. Sloane 1982-85 Jerry E. Abramson 1986-98 David L. Armstrong 1999-2003 Jerry E. Abramson 2003-11 Greg Fischer 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1858 Aug 14: William S. Pilcher, died in office.
  • 1863: Thomas H. Crawford (Union), defeated.
  • 1867 Feb 14: James S. Lithgow, resigned.
  • 1875: John G. Baxter (Dem), defeated.
  • 1896 Jan 14: Henry S. Tyler, died in office.
  • 1905: Joseph T. O'Neal, defeated.
  • 1927 Nov 7: Joseph T. O'Neal (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948: Thomas Graham, defeated.
  • 1953 Nov 3: Andrew Broaddus (Dem), elected.
  • 1957 Nov 5: Bruce Hoblitzell (Dem), elected.
  • 1965: Kenneth A. Schmied (Rep), elected; Marlin Volz (Dem), defeated.
  • 1969: Romano L. Mazzoli (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1969: Frank W. Burke (Dem), elected; John Porter Sawyer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1973: Harvey I. Sloane (Dem), elected; C. J. Hyde (Rep), defeated.
  • 1981: Harvey I. Sloane, elected.
  • 1993 Nov 2: Jerry E. Abramson (Dem), elected; Tommy Klein (Rep), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Jerry E. Abramson (Dem), elected; Jack Early (Rep), defeated; Donna Walker Mancini (Libertarian), defeated; Bryan Thomas Bunch (Ind), defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Jerry E. Abramson (Dem), elected; Kelly Downard (Rep), defeated; Ed Springston (Ind), defeated.
  • 2010 May 18: Greg Fischer (Dem), nominated; David W. Tandy (Dem), defeated in primary; Jim King (Dem), defeated in primary; Tyler N. Allen (Dem), defeated in primary; Shannon White (Dem), defeated in primary; Lisa Moxley (Dem), defeated in primary; Connie Marshall (Dem), defeated in primary; Burrel Charles Farnsley (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 May 18: Hal Heiner (Rep), nominated; Chris Thieneman (Rep), defeated in primary; Jonathan Robertson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Greg Fischer (Dem), elected; Hal Heiner (Rep), defeated; Nimbus Couzin (Ind), defeated; Jerry T. Mills (Ind), defeated.


    Postmasters at Louisville, 1887-1972 (may be incomplete!)
    Mrs. V. C. Thompson as of 1887-89 T. H. Baker as of 1901 William E. Robinson 1931-32 George C. Cross 1932-34 J. Elliott Riddell 1934-35 J. Elliott Riddell 1935-47 Joseph D. Scholtz 1947 Joseph D. Scholtz 1947-60 Jerome S. Wilson 1960-61 William B. Goodknight 1961-62 Bremer A. Ehrler 1962-63 Bremer A. Ehrler 1963-72

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