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

Baker, Charles Edward

(born: July 15, 1916  -  died: May 22, 1998) 

Charles E. Baker, born in Millersburg, KY, was the first African American member of the Millersburg City Council, elected in 1975 and re-elected in 1977. A veteran of World War II, he served from 1942-1945. Charles E Baker died in 1998. He was the son of Will and Mamie Tucker Baker. 

For more see "Mayor, 45 councilmen are black city officials," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report, by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 21; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File (Ancestry); and Charles E. Baker at Find A Grave.

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