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

Hutchinson, Jerome, Sr.

(born: 1926  -  died: 2007) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Reverend Jerome Hutchinson, Sr. was the first African American to chair the Louisville-Jefferson County Planning Commission in 1979. He became a member of the commission in 1976.

Hutchinson was a graduate of Central High School and attended Louisville Municipal College. He owned Jerome Hutchinson and Associates, a marketing and real estate business as well as the television station WYCS-TV, the first African American-owned television station in Kentucky. Hutchinson had also been an associate minister at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Louisville.

He was the father of Seretha Tinsley and Jerome Hutchinson, Jr.

For more see P. Burba, "Businessman Jerome Hutchinson, Sr. dies," Courier-Journal (Louisville), 7/27/2007, News section, p. 6B.

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