McLeod, J. D.
In 1879, J. D. McLeod was appointed Government Store-keeper at Covington, KY. The appointment was made during the administration of the newly-elected Kentucky Governor, Keen Johnson. McLeod was one of the first African Americans to be appointed to a position in Kentucky government.
For more see "Kentucky's first colored officeholder," New York Times, 1/29/1879, p. 1.