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

Randolph, James E.

(born: 1888  -  died: 1981) 

James E. Randolph was a doctor who came to Covington, KY, in 1922, the first African American on the staff of St. Elizabeth Hospital. He delivered most of the African American babies born in Covington between 1922 and 1958. Dr. Randolph received many awards for service to the community; the Eastside Neighborhood Park is named in his honor. Dr. Randolph was born in Frankford, Missouri, the oldest child of Frank and Lizzie Randolph [source: 1900 U.S. Federal Census]. He was a graduate of Lincoln University at Jefferson City and Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. In 1997, Dr. Randolph was posthumously inducted into the Northern Kentucky Leadership Hall of Fame. For more see Dr. James E. Randolph at the Kenton County Public Library website - {path}: For Everyone / Regional History / Biographies section.

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“Randolph, James E.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 3, 2021,

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