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

Morton, Andrew W.

(born: 1921  -  died: 2009) 

Born in Madisonville, KY, Andrew W. Morton graduated from Louisville Central High School, Louisville Municipal College, and Meharry Medical College. He was an instructor at Meharry Dental School before establishing his dental practice in Paducah, KY in 1946.

Morton was also a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp from 1943-1945 and again from 1949-1951. After serving in the army, he returned to his private dental practice in Paducah and retired in 1995.

Morton was a member of the Board of Regents at Kentucky State University for eight years and the first African American in Paducah to run for the board of education.

For more see Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton.

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