Dale Orem

Dale L. Orem
Jeffersonville City Council
In office
January 1, 1968  December 31, 1972
Mayor of Jeffersonville
In office
January 1, 1984  December 31, 1991
Preceded by Richard Vissing
Succeeded by Raymond Parker
Personal details
Born April 24, 1938
Political party Republican
Residence Jeffersonville, Indiana
Alma mater University of Louisville
Occupation Retired
Religion Christian

Dale L. Orem (born April 24, 1938)[1] is an American businessman, politician and civic leader who served as mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana from 1984 to 1991. Orem was active in sports by playing for the University of Louisville and later coaching at the school. Orem also was a National Football League Referee.


Orem attended the University of Louisville and participated in the sports program there before graduating in 1960. Orem participated with the schools 1957 undefeated baseball team. Orem also was the quarterback for the school's football team, which he led to a victory in the Sun Bowl in 1958 over Drake, 3420.[2] He later served, from 1969 to 1973, as the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals baseball team.[3]

His other sports functions have included a stint as an NFL official from 1980 to 1998. He served as a line judge in Super Bowl XXX. Orem wore uniform number 51 for the major part of his career. He and his family (including his wife, Kay) have operated the Locker Room Sporting Goods store in Jeffersonville since the early 1960s.

Dale Orem's service in public office began with a four-year duration on the Jeffersonville city council in 1968 to 1972 and extended to his two terms as mayor in 1984 to 1991. He has also been involved in many local civic organizations such as the Jeffersonville Jaycees, Jeffersonville Optimist Club, KIDPA, Red Cross, and Jeff Main Street.[4] Prior to his retirement, he also served as chairman for Heritage Bank of Southern Indiana[5] and was the founding executive director (in 1991) of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. In 2003 he received the school's highest honor, the Indiana University Southeast Chancellor's Medallion, for work done with the school and in other civic organizations.[6]

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