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Stoner, Fred T., Sr.

(born: 1908  -  died: 1981) In 1960, Fred T. Stoner, Sr. was the first African American to be named to the Kentucky Boxing Commission. Stoner was a boxing trainer in Louisville, KY, for Cassius M. Clay [Muhammad Ali], Rudell Stitch, and other lesser known boxers. In addition to being a trainer, Stoner was also a barber, and is listed in the 1939-40 Caron's Louisville (Kentucky) City Directory. Fred T. Stoner, Sr. died in Jeffersonville, IN, on November 1, 1981, and is buried in Louisille Cemetery in Louisville, KY [source: Indiana Death Certificate #81-046956]. For more see "Another first," Los Angeles Sentinel, 03/03/1960, p.C6; and "Kentucky Boxing Commission selects first Negro," Jet, 03/17/1960.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Ali, Muhammad [Cassius Clay]
NKAA Entry: Stitch, Rudell
NKAA Source: Caron's Louisville (Kentucky) city directory (annual)
NKAA Source: Los Angeles sentinel (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Jet (periodical)

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