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Kentucky Deputies, 1897

A. D. James was the new Republican U. S. Marshal in 1897 and he appointed the first African American Deputy U. S. Marshals for Kentucky: Paul H. Kennedy of Henderson and Walker Blackburn of Russellville or Louisville. For more see "Negro Deputies in Kentucky," The Washington Post, 07/08/1897, p. 3; and "Two Colored Men Deputies," The New York Times, 07/08/1897, p. 1.


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NKAA Entry: Kennedy, Paul Horace
NKAA Source: The Washington post (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The New York times (newspaper)

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