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

Dowery, Robert L., Sr.

(born: 1893  -  died: 1952) 

Dowery, born in Shelbyville, KY, served as a teacher and principal at Negro schools in Shelbyville, Franklin, Taylor County, Campbellsville, and Elizabethtown (all in Kentucky).

Dowery was president and organizer of the 4th District Teachers Association. He enlisted in the Army during World War I and conducted night school at Camp Zachary in Taylor, KY.

He was the son Mary Dowery. Robert L. Dowery is buried at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37. and "Downey, Robert L., Sr." in The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia [online at Google Books].


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America a biographical dictionary of notable living persons of African descent in America : 1930-1931-1932

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NKAA Entry:  African American Schools in Taylor County, KY

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