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

Frison, King D.

(born: 1911  -  died: 1981) 

Born in Alabama, Frison was a coal miner. He was the first African American member of the Benham (KY) City Council, elected in 1975 and re-elected in 1977. For more see "Mayor, 45 councilmen are black city officials," in 1978 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, Fifth Report by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 15.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials

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