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

Goodloe, Frank William, Sr.

(born: May 9, 1913  -  died: February 4, 1984) 

Frank W. Goodloe, Sr. was appointed to the New Castle (KY) Board of Trustees in 1975, becoming the city's first African American official.

Goodloe was a bus driver for the public schools of Henry County, KY and a member of Washington Lodge #1513. In 1920 he was listed in the U.S. Federal Census as living in New Castle with his grandparents, Ed and Anna Disett.

Goodloe died in Louisville, KY. He was the son of Charles and Betsy May Durrett Goodloe Smith.

For more see "Mayor, 45 councilmen are black city officials," in the 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 21; and "Frank Goodloe, Sr." at Henry County Obituary Records.

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