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

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, 01/29/1879, p. 1.

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NKAA Source: The New York times (newspaper)

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