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

Hocker, George Melwood

(born: 1914  -  died: 1991) 

From Springfield, KY, Hocker became the first African American jailer in Kentucky, elected in Washington County in 1973. For more see The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians, by A. A. Dunnigan; National Roster of Black Elected Officials, 1980, published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc.; and George Melwood Hocker, "In Kentucky," Lexington Herald-Leader, 02/02/1991, Obituaries section, p. C13.


Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Dunnigan, Alice A.
NKAA Source: Fascinating story of Black Kentuckians : their heritage and traditions
NKAA Source: National roster of Black elected officials (annual)
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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“Hocker, George Melwood,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed October 30, 2020,

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