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

Bather, Paul Charles

(born: June 30, 1947  -  died: February 11, 2009) 

Paul C. Bather was a community and civic leader and an extremely capable manager in various capacities, including his role as treasurer of the Jefferson County, KY, government. His policies earned the county $10 million in investment income. He was also U. S. representative in an American-Soviet leadership exchange program. From 1986-2000, Bather was a member of the Louisville, KY, Board of Aldermen. In 2000, he was elected to the 43rd District House Seat of the Kentucky Legislature, completing the term of Porter Hatcher who had resigned. Bather was re-elected in 2002; he retired after one term in office. Bather was born in New York. He was a graduate of Fairfield University, City University of New York, and the University of Louisville.

Paul C. Bather died in Houston, TX. He was the son of Benjamin and Regina Atkinson Bather.

For more see African American Biographies: profiles of 558 current men and women, by W. L. Hawkins; P. Burba and S. S. Shafer, "Paul Bather dies in Houston," Louisville Courier-Journal, 02/12/2009, News section, p.1B.

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NKAA Source: African American biographies : profiles of 558 current men and women
NKAA Source: Courier-Journal [Louisville] (newspaper)

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