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John J. Barton
43rd Mayor of Indianapolis

In office
January 1, 1964 – January 1, 1968
Preceded by Albert H. Losche
Succeeded by Richard Lugar
Personal details
Born June 23, 1906
Indianapolis, Indiana
Died May 4, 2004(2004-05-04) (aged 97)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Purdue University

John J. Barton (June 23, 1906 – May 4, 2004) served one term as mayor of Indianapolis. During his time in office, plans were made for the construction of the Indiana Convention Center. He was defeated for re-election by Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners member and future United States Senator Richard Lugar in 1967.

Barton was an alumnus of Purdue University (class of 1930)[1] and served in the military in World War II. He died on May 4, 2004, aged 97.

Election results[edit | edit source]

Indianapolis mayoral election, 1963[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. Barton (incumbent) 68,316 48.1
Republican Clarence Drayer 63,091 44.4
Indianapolis mayoral election, 1967[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Lugar 72,278 53.3
Democratic John J. Barton (incumbent) 63,284 46.7

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Purdue Alumnus. Purdue Alumni Association.. 2004. p. 42. https://books.google.com/books?id=0DftAAAAMAAJ. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert Graham (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Vanderstel, David Gordon. Indiana University Press. p. 1356. ISBN 0-253-31222-1. https://books.google.com/books?id=bg13QcMSsq8C&pg=PA1356. Retrieved June 8, 2016. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Albert H. Losche
Mayor of Indianapolis
1964–1967
Succeeded by
Richard Lugar

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