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McLeod, J. D.

In 1879, McLeod was appointed Government Store-keeper at Covington, KY. The appointment was made during the administration of the newly elected Kentucky Governor, Keen Johnson. McLeod was the first African American to be appointed to a position in Kentucky government. For more see "Kentucky's first colored officeholder," New York Times, 01/29/1879, p. 1.

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