Louis "The Commodore" Kuehnle, Jr. News Clippings
Louis was a key figure in the early development of Atlantic City. He gained fame (some would say "notoriety") as the first political boss in Atlantic City, the resort for Philadelphia b
lue-collar workers where state laws against the sale of alcohol on Sundays, prostitution, and other vices were fragrantly ignored. Woodrow Wilson, then Governor of the State of New Jersey, crusaded to end the era of cities controlled by political bosses, and Lou Kuehnle was one of his major conquests. By accounts of him in the books and articles written during these times, the Commodore was, in addition to being a powerful man, also a generous and well-loved figure in the area. The articles which appear below have been selected for interest and to demonstrate the widespread coverage before and during his trial and incarceration, which occurred before the births of any of his Henderson grandnephews and nieces.