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

Hueston, William C., Sr.

(born: 1880  -  died: 1961) 

Hueston was born in Lexington, KY, the son of Bettie H. Treacy; his family later moved to Kansas City, KS. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas and an active community leader in Kansas City. He also lived part-time in Gary, IN. He served as president of the National Negro Baseball League beginning in 1927, after Rube Foster was committed to the Kankakee Asylum in Illinois. In Gary, IN, Hueston served as magistrate judge and helped establish the African American-owned Central State Bank. He was appointed by President Hoover to the National Memorial Commission for the building of the National Museum of African American History and Culture that was to have been built in 1929. He left Indiana in 1930 for Washington, D.C. to become Assistant Solicitor with the U.S. Post Office. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37; Take up the Black Man's Burden: Kansas City's African American Communities, 1865-1939, by C. E. Coulter; M. Strimbu, "Library exhibit depicts Gary's rich, varied history," Post-Tribune, 07/24/1997, Gary Neighbors section, p. NB4; and "William C. Hueston, 81, Government Attorney," Washington Post, 11/27/1961, City Life section.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America; a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of Negro descent in the United States [1927, 1933-37]
NKAA Source: Take up the Black man's burden: Kansas City's African American communities, 1865-1939
NKAA Source: The Post-tribune (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Washington post (newspaper)

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