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

Clayton, Eugene Scott, Sr.

(born: 1894  -  died: 1960) 

In 1945, Eugene Clayton was the first African American since Reconstruction to be elected to a seat on the Louisville City Council. Clayton was Alderman for the 12th Ward. He was the son of Scott and Susie Clayton, and in 1910, the family of seven lived in Louisville on Eleventh Street. For more see Black Firsts, by J. C. Smith.

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