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

Williams, Samuel Carl

(born: 1906  -  died: 1977) 

Samuel Carl Williams was the first African American city commissioner in Winchester, KY. A graduate of Knoxville College, he became a teacher.

Born in Ford, KY, Williams was the son of Thomas and Lettie Williams. For more see the "Samuel Carl Williams" entry in the Afro-American Encyclopedia; and National Roster of Black Elected Officials (1982).

Kentucky County & Region

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Kentucky Place (Town or City)

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NKAA Source: Afro-American encyclopedia
NKAA Source: National roster of Black elected officials (annual)

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“Williams, Samuel Carl,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 14, 2021,

Last modified: 2020-09-29 17:30:39