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Ashworth, John Pater

(born: 1917  -  died: 2006) 

In 1972, Reverend J. Pater Ashworth became the first African American to be elected president of the Kentucky Council of Churches. For more see "First Black president named by churchmen," Lexington Leader, 11/16/1972, p. 1.


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