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

Frison, King David

(born: February 10, 1910  -  died: October 17, 1981) 

Born in Alabama, King D. Frison was a coal miner. He was employed by the International Harvester Company according to his World War II Draft Registration Card (Ancestry).

Frison was the first African American member of the Benham (KY) City Council, elected in 1975 and re-elected in 1977. He died in Benham and is buried in the Benham Cemetery. He was the husband of Vivian Lamar Frison.

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. 15.

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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials
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