Beaumont, James T.(born: 1939 - died: Dec. 12, 2007)
In 1969, James Beaumont was the first African American councilman in La Grange, KY. He attended Kentucky State University and is a graduate of Watterson College with an associate's degree in business. The James T. Beaumont Community Center in LaGrange is named in his honor.
For more see Kentucky Black Elected Officials Directory , p. 3, col. B, published by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights; and "Meet the La Grange council candidates," The Courier-Journal, 9/27/2006, Neighborhoods section, p. 1G.