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

Buckner, Jim

(born: 1893  -  died: 1911) 

Jim Buckner was the first prisoner to be electrocuted in Kentucky. Convicted of a murder in Marion County, KY, he was put to death on July 8, 1911. For more see P. T. Ryan, Legal Lynching: the plight of Sam Jennings, p. 172.

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