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

Massie, John Daniel Frank

(born: March 19, 1900  -  died: January 30, 1977) 

J. Daniel Massie was born in Hopkinsville, KY. In the 1940 U.S. Census (Ancestry), he was listed as a merchant who owned his own business. He was also politically active. In 1972, Massie had held public office longer than any other African American elected official in Kentucky. He was magistrate of the First Magisterial District in Christian County, an office he had held since 1945. John Daniel Frank Massie died in 1977. He was the son of Daniel B. and Ella Moore Massie (source: 1900 U.S. Census, Ancestry). He was the husband of Lottie Robinson Massie. For more see "Magistrates, constables are only black county officials," in Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials [1972], by the Commission on Human Rights, pp. 8-9.

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