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

Warders, Jesse P.

(born: 1917  -  died: 1981) 

A 1952 graduate of Indiana University, Warders was elected Representative of the 41st District (Jefferson County, KY), serving 1966-1967. He co-sponsored the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. He was the first African American director of the Louisville Department of Sanitation. He received three bronze stars while enlisted in the U.S. Army during WWII. Warders was born in Louisville, KY. For more contact the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.

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“Warders, Jesse P.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 14, 2019,

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