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Clayton, Eugene Scott, Sr.

(born: August 24, 1893  -  died: March 22, 1960) 

In 1945, Eugene S. Clayton was the first African American since Reconstruction to be elected to a seat on the Louisville City Council. Clayton was Alderman for the 10th Ward for one term. In addition to being an alderman, he was employed at the Louisville Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corp for nearly 50 years. Eugene S. Clayton was born in Louisville, KY, the son of Scott and Susie Boone Clayton. In 1910, the family of seven lived in Louisville on Eleventh Street. 

For more see Black Firsts, by J. C. Smith; see Eugene Scott Clayton at Find A Grave.

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