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

Graham, Derrick W.

(born: June 9, 1958) 

Born in Frankfort, KY, Derrick Graham has been an educator and, since 2003, an elected state representative (D-Frankfort). He was the first African American to serve the 57th District.

Graham was a teacher at Frankfort High School, a  city commissioner in Frankfort (1992-2000), a student regent, and later a Board of Regent member at Kentucky State University. He received an endorsement from the Kentucky Education Association during his campaign for the House.

Graham is a graduate of Kentucky State University (BA) and Ohio State University (MA).

For more see A. Cross, "2003 Kentucky General Assembly: Legislators to watch," Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/2/2003, Extra section, p. 09X; Representative Derrick Graham Facebook page ; Rep. Derrick Graham at and at; and contact the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

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