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

Allen, Frank, Jr.

(born: 1924  -  died: 2015) 

Allen, born in Nashville, TN to Frank Allen, Sr. and Mary Will Connor Allen, was elected to the City Council of Burkesville, KY in 1969, becoming the city's first African American elected official; he was re-elected in 1971.

For more see "36 city officials include mayor, police court judge," Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials [1972], by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 10; and his obituary at the Balloou & Stotts Funeral Home website.

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