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

Elliott, Cynthia E.

From Jackson, KY, Elliott is a lawyer who in 1997 was appointed by Gov. Paul Patton to serve as Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court, the first African American woman appointed to the post. She is a two-time graduate of Wayne State University in Michigan, where she received her undergraduate and law degrees. For more information see the Kentucky government press release, "Governor Patton Appoints First African-American Woman as Special Justice to Kentucky Supreme Court," 09/14/97.

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“Elliott, Cynthia E.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 30, 2020,

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