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Meeks, Reginald K.

(born: 1954) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Reginald K. Meeks is a brother to Renelda (Meeks) Higgins Walker, Michael Meeks, and Kenneth Meeks. In 1983 he was chosen by Ebony Magazine as one of the 50 Young Leaders of the Future. In 1991 he was profiled in Southern Living for his work in helping to turn his neighborhood library branch into the Kentucky African-American Museum of History and Culture. He is a founding member of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission. Meeks served as the 11th Ward Alderman in Louisville, KY, from 1982-2000. Since 2001 he has served as the elected Kentucky House Member of Legislative District 42 (Louisville). Meeks earned his B.A. at Wabash College in 1976 and his J.D. at the University of Iowa College of Law in 1979. He was the primary sponsor of the legislation to reduce violence and gun use. He is the son of Eloise Kline Meeks and Florian Meeks, Jr. For more see HR254 (Word doc.); Who's Who in American Politics, vols. 11-17; Who's Who Among African Americans, vols. 4-14; Ebony, Sept. 1983, p. 70; and Southern Living, 1991, vol. 26, issue 2, pp. 74-76. See Reginald K. Meeks (D), Legislator-Profile at the Kentucky General Assembly website.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Walker, Renelda Meeks Higgins
NKAA Entry: Meeks, Michael L.
NKAA Entry: Meeks, Kenneth
NKAA Source: Ebony (periodical)
NKAA Source: Southern living (periodical)
NKAA Source: Who's who in American politics
NKAA Source: Who's who among African Americans
NKAA Source: Ebony (periodical)
NKAA Source: Southern living (periodical)

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NKAA Entry:  Centenarian Librarians (Kentucky)
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NKAA Entry:  Meeks, Florian, Jr.

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