From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Walden, John

(born: 1870  -  died: 1907) 

Walden, a barber in Glasgow, KY, was one of the first African Americans to seek public office in that town. In 1905, he attended the Republican convention in hopes of being nominated for the office of Barren County Court Clerk, but he was not nominated. For more see the John Walden article in The Adair County News, 10/04/1905, p. 4.


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NKAA Source: The Adair County news (newspaper)

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