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

Bartleson, Truman, Sr.

(born: 1925  -  died: 2000) 

Bartleson, born in Mercer County, KY, was the first African American elected to the Harrodsburg, KY, Board of Education. Bartleson was employed at the Hall Mack Corp. For more see "17 blacks are local school board members," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report, by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 25; and Truman Bartleson, Sr. in "Obituaries," by C. Beaven, Lexington Herald Leader, 11/12/2000, p. B2.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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“Bartleson, Truman, Sr.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 23, 2021,

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