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

Steppe, Cecil H.

(born: 1933) 

Cecil H. Steppe was born in Versailles, KY, the son of Esther and Grant Steppe and the nephew of Rebecca Craft. When Grant and Esther separated, Esther took the children and moved to San Diego,CA, where they at first lived with Craft.

Cecil Steppe is a graduate of San Diego City College and California Western University [now Alliant International University]. Starting in 2001, Steppe served as president and CEO of the San Diego County Urban League two years  after he retired from San Diego County.

Steppe had been employed with the county for 35 years as director of social services and as Chief Probation Officer.

In 2007, Steppe announced that he would retire from the Urban League.

For more see Who's Who Among African Americans, 1985-2006; K. Kucher, "Steppe leaves lasting imprint on county," San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/05/1999, NEWS section, p. A-1;  "Urban Leagues leader to resume his retirement," San Diego Union-Tribune, 2/15/2007, Local section, p. B-2;  "Cecil H. Steppe" at The Califorinia State University website; and Cecil Steppe at the San Diego County Library website.

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NKAA Entry: Craft, Rebecca
NKAA Source: Who's who among African Americans
NKAA Source: The San Diego union-tribune (newspaper)

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