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

Bailey, James W., Jr.

(born: 1939) 

In 1985, James W. Bailey, Jr. became the first African American elected to the West District Magistrate of the Simpson County, KY, Fiscal Court. For more see "Kentucky's only black sheriff in Christian County," in 1988 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Seventh Report, by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, p. 17.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials

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