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Brummell, William C., Sr.

(born: 1907  -  died: 1969) 

William C. Brummell, born in Salina, KS, became the first African American member of the Kentucky Parole Board in 1966. He was named to the board by Governor Breathitt for a four-year term at $12,000 per year. Brummell, a social worker, had been director of the Louisville-Jefferson County Children's Home.

For more see "Negro on Kentucky Board," New York Times, 7/12/1966, p. 4.

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