|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives|
from the 24th district
January 3, 1973-December 31, 1976
|Preceded by||Dale Schmidt|
|Succeeded by||Terry Tranter|
|Born||December 31, 1921|
July 12, 1979 57) (aged|
|Resting place||New St. Joseph Cemetery|
|Relations||Tom Luken (brother)|
Luken was a local leader of the Milk Driver's Union, a subsidiary of the Teamsters. Luken was one of the few Teamsters who stood up to the corrupt leadership of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. Luken withdrew the dairy workers from the Teamsters Union and testified against Hoffa before the United States Senate.
Luken served in the Ohio House of Representatives and on the Cincinnati city council before becoming mayor.
Luken died in 1979 and is interred at New St. Joseph Cemetery.
- Luken, James T. at politicalgraveyard.com
Bobbie L. Sterne
|Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
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