Williams, Herbert S.(born: 1941)
In Septermber 2009, Herbert S. Williams became the first African American mayor of Franklin, KY. Williams was a city commissioner for 18 years, prior to being named mayor. His term ended in 2010. The former mayor, Jim Brown, left the position to become Franklin City Manager. For more see "Franklin selects first African American Mayor," WBKO13 (Bowling Green, KY), Local News, 10:00 p.m. broadcast [Central Time Zone], 09/14/2009 [video available online with NewsBank subscription]; and "Williams appointed mayor of Franklin," The Daily News, 09/12/2009.