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

Jewett, John W.

(born: 1870) 

Jewett was born near Lexington, KY. His parents later moved to Covington, KY, where he could attend school for free. He graduated from Gaines High School in Cincinnati, OH, in 1883, salutatorian of his class. He began teaching in Cadentown, KY, in 1890 and later served as president of the Fayette County Teachers Association. He also served as a Republican delegate to the State Conventions. For more see Biographical Sketches of Prominent Negro Men and Women of Kentucky, by W. D. Johnson. See photo image of Cadentown Colored School in Kentucky Digital Library - Images.


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“Jewett, John W.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 16, 2021,

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