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

Anderson, Charles H.

(born: 1924  -  died: 2001) 

Anderson was born in Crab Orchard, KY. In 1969 he became the first African American to win a magistrate election in Jefferson County, KY, and in 1975 he became the first circuit judge in Jefferson County, 3rd Chancery Division. Anderson was also the first African American candidate for election to the Kentucky Supreme Court, in 1982. He served as an alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention in 1964.

For more see "Magistrates, constables are only black county officials," in the Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials [1972], p. 9; and "Eleven blacks hold county level posts," in the Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report [1978], pp. 11-12, both by the Commission on Human Rights; Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton; and Hallahan v. Anderson, 470 S.W.2d 821, 9/21/1971 at Death date researched by Nathan Moore.

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