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

Anderson, Carl Lewis

(born: July 17, 1931  -  died: December 15, 1981) 

Carl L. Anderson became the first African American member of the Bardstown, KY City Council in 1975, winning a second term in 1977, a third in 1979, and a fourth in 1981. He lived in Bardstown with his wife Henrietta King Lewis. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1955-1957. He was born in Boston, MA.

For more see "Three Kentucky cities have black mayors," in 1982 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, 6th Report, by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, p. 21; "Kentucky Deaths: Carl L. Anderson, The Louisville Courier-Journal, 12/17/1984, p. 8; and U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File (Ancestry).

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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials
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NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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