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

Massie, John Daniel Frank

(born: March 19, 1900  -  died: January 30, 1977) 

J. Daniel Massie was born in Hopkinsville, KY. In the 1940 U.S. Census (Ancestry), he was listed as a merchant who owned his own business.

Massie was also politically active. In 1972, he had held public office longer than any other African American elected official in Kentucky. He was magistrate of the First Magisterial District in Christian County, an office he had held since 1945. The Magistrate Daniel Massie award for NAACP Involvement Above and Beyond the Call of Duty is named in his honor.

Massie died in 1977. He was the son of Daniel B. and Ella Moore Massie (source: 1900 U.S. Census, Ancestry) and the husband of Lottie Robinson Massie.

For more see "Magistrates, constables are only black county officials," in Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials [1972], by the Commission on Human Rights, pp. 8-9.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Christian County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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Read about Hopkinsville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

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