Taylor, Joe, Jr.
Taylor was the first African American elected official in Adair County, KY. In 1971 Taylor was elected in his first bid to be a councilman on the Columbia City Council; he received the highest number of votes of any candidate in the city-wide election. He was re-elected for his sixth term in 1981. For more see "40 blacks serve on city councils in 35 Kentucky cities," in the Kentucky Directory of Black Elected Officials , 6th Report, by the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, p. 22.