Puchta was as the Cincinnati Park Commissioner from 1909 to 1911. He was appointed by President William H. Taft as the assistant treasurer for the United States Department of the Treasury from 1911 to 1916.
He was the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1916 to 1917. He became ill from "an abdominal ailment complicated by pneumonia" while aboard the SS President Coolidge and he died on April 18, 1937 in Manila.
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