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

Barlow, William D.

(born: 1933) 

William D. Barlow, from Summer Shade, KY, was a caretaker and Baptist minister. In 1970 he became the first African American elected to office in Metcalfe County, serving as a constable. For more see Kentucky Black Elected Officials Directory [1970], p. 3, col. B, published by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.


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