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Hall of Fame 2005

Harry N. Sykes

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Harry N. Sykes, Lexington, Ky. (1927- ): Mr. Sykes is active in the Lexington Urban League. He served four terms on the Lexington City Council, beginning in 1963. He was Lexington’s Mayor Pro Tem in 1967 after being the top vote getter during the election. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Lexington in 1971. He played professional basketball for the Harlem Globetrotters. He taught mathematics and served as assistant basketball coach at Dunbar High School in Lexington from 1954-1962. He was the first black to serve as acting manager and chief administrative officer for the City of Lexington from 1973-75 and was highly respected for his leadership in that capacity and for his success in attracting new business to Lexington. Many students and business people in Lexington also cited him as a role model.

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