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

Irvine, Bobby Lee

(born: 1935) 

Born in Spencer County, KY, he was the first African American mayor of Taylorsville, KY, elected in 1980. He received the highest number of votes for the non-partisan councilmen positions. For more see "Three Kentucky cities have black mayors," in 1982 Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials, 6th Report by Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, p. 20.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials

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