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

Tandy, Opal L.

(born: 1917  -  died: 1983) 

Born in Hopkinsville, KY, Tandy later moved to Indiana. He was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1956. A journalist for the Indianapolis Recorder and Hoosier Herald, he later purchased and changed the name of the Hoosier Herald to the Indiana Herald. He was also a WWII veteran, and served as deputy coroner of Marion County, IN for 22 years. He was the husband of Mary Bryant Tandy. The Opal L. Tandy Collection is housed at the Indiana Historical Society. For more see Guide to African-American History Materials in Manuscript Collections at the Indiana Historical Society, and Who's Who Among Black Americans, 2nd & 3rd ed.


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NKAA Source: The Indianapolis recorder (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Hoosier herald (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Indiana herald (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Who's who among Black Americans

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