Charles W. Anderson, Jr. (1907 - 1960) - Kentucky's first black legislator and
the first black lawmaker in the South since Reconstruction. Elected to the
General Assembly in 1935 and served six terms. Sponsored measures to improve
educational opportunities for blacks. Attended Kentucky State College (later
known as Kentucky State University). Earned law degree from Howard University.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Jefferson County in 1946 - the first black
lawyer to occupy such an office in the South. Appointed Alternate Delegate to
U.N. by President Eisenhower.
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