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

Vancleave, Joseph

Vancleave was born in Lebanon, KY. In 1969, he was the first African American elected to the Lebanon City Council.

For more see Kentucky Black Elected Officials Directory [1970], p. 5, col. B, published by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights; and Not Without Struggle, by J. B. Horton.

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“Vancleave, Joseph,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed May 28, 2024,

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