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

Taylor, Charles Leon

(born: July 14, 1934  -  died: July 30, 2005) 

Born in Jessamine County, KY, Charles L. Taylor was elected to 3rd District (Keene (KY) Magistrate of Jessamine County in 1977, the first African American elected to a county-level office. He was the son of Willie W. and Sarah E. Williams Taylor.

For more see "Eleven blacks hold county level posts," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report, by the Commission on Human Rights, p.  12 (this entry refers to his position as "constable"); and his obituary at

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