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

Burton, James A.

(born: 1902  -  died: 1991) 

James Burton was the first African American elected to the Perryville, KY, City Council, in 1969.

For more see "36 city officials include mayor, police court judge," in Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials [1972] by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 15.

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