|Harry Clay Poindexter|
|Mayor of Jeffersonville|
January 1, 1926 – December 31, 1929
|Preceded by||Joseph Warder|
|Succeeded by||Allen Jacobs|
|Born||May 10, 1857
Harry was born in Battle, Indiana; one of nine children of Gabriel and Mary Poindexter. He attended the schools of Jeffersonville and graduated and held an interest in politics. He married Anna King of Jackson County. By 1894 he became the only Republican elected to be a member of the Clark County legislature. However after his term ended around 1896 he would move to Marion County and in 1901 he became a clerk to Broad Ripple, Indiana until he returned to Jeffersonville in 1903 and worked in a canning shop. Three years later he would be appointed to City Court Judge by Governor Frank Hanly. He would serve that office for four years and attend law at a school in Louisville, Kentucky in which he would graduate in 1909 in which after serving as judge he would continue a general practice. In 1910 he would become a candidate for the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 3rd district, but wasn't elected losing to William E. Cox. The years following the election he would become the superintendent for Jeffersonville's Government Depot now better known as the Jeffersonville Quartermaster Intermediate Depot. In 1926 he became mayor of Jeffersonville and serve until 1929. Harry Poindexter was also a local preacher at the Wall Street Church.
- Eighth Generation
- Indiana Biography Ref. Page
- The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Poindexter
- Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood by Jacob Piatt Dunn, published 1919, page 2153
- Kleber, John E. Encyclopedia of Louisville. (University Press of Kentucky). pg.443.