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

Bartleson, Truman, Sr.

(born: December 1, 1925  -  died: November 9, 2000

Truman Bartleson, Sr., born in Burgin, KY, was the first African American elected to the Harrodsburg, KY, Board of Education. Bartleson was employed at the Hall Mack Corp. He was a coach with Mercer Little League Baseball, and he had served on the Harrodsburg Board of Education. Truman Bartleson, Sr. was the son of Warren and Dora A. Boggs Bartleson, and the wife of Jennie VanArdall Smith Bartleson.

For more see "17 blacks are local school board members," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report, by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 25; Truman Bartleson, Sr. in "Obituaries," by C. Beaven, Lexington Herald-Leader, 11/12/2000, p. B2; and Truman Bartleson, Sr. at Mercer County, Kentucky Obituary and Death Notices Collection. See Truman Bartleson, Sr. at Find A Grave.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Mercer County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Burgin, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Harrodsburg, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Item Relations

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

Related Entries Citing this Entry


Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Bartleson, Truman, Sr.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 23, 2024,

Last modified: 2022-03-29 14:48:36