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Greene, Harold S., Jr.

Harold S. Greene, Jr. was the first African American to be appointed to serve as Administrative Assistant to a governor. In 1980, he was appointed by Governor John Y. Brown to oversee equal opportunity employment.

Greene is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky. He was a criminal justice faculty member at Kentucky State University. In the community, he was a former leader of the Lexington Urban League and the Lexington NAACP Chapter. In 1982, Harold S. Greene, Jr. was awarded the Dr. S. T. Roach Professional Award.

For more see The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. Dunnigan; and J. Campbell, "Lexington attorney to speak at awards banquet," Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 09/07/2004, section C, p. 1;  Joyce Hansen, "Retired teachers among blacks honored," The Saturday Herald and Leader, 05/22/1982, p.A4; and Frank Ashley, "Brown's aides begin transition work," The Courier-Journal, 11/09/1979, p.B2.

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