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

Mudd, Kent D.

(born: 1893  -  died: 1986) 

Mudd was elected to the Springfield City Council in 1971, the first African American elected to public office in Washington County. He was a World War I veteran. For more see "36 city officials include mayor, police court judge," in Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials [1972], by the Commission on Human Rights, p. 16; and Kent D. Mudd "In Kentucky," Lexington Herald-Leader, 11/15/1986, Obituaries section, p. B14.

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NKAA Source: Kentucky directory of black elected officials
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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