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John Joyes

Born: Jan 8, 1799

Death: May 31, 1877

Birthplace: Louisville

Nationality: United States

John Joyes

Date of Birth : Jan 8, 1799
Date of Death : May 31, 1877
Birth Place : Louisville

John Joyes was the second mayor of Louisville, Kentucky. His term of office extends from 1834 - 1836. He was born in Louisville, the son of a pioneer who came to Louisville in 1783 and settled on a lot at the corner of Sixth and Main streets. Joyes studied law and was admitted to the Louisville bar, and elected to the state legislature in 1827. He was elected mayor on March 4, 1834 and served two 1-year terms. He was the city court judge from 1837 until 1851. He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Section F, Lot 25.

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