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

Owens, Darryl T.

(born: 1937) 

Born in Louisville, KY, Darryl T. Owens was the first African American assistant prosecutor in Louisville police court, the first African American Assistant Kentucky General, and the first African American president of the Louisville Legal Aid Society. In 2005, he was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly for House District 43 (Jefferson County). He wrote the forward for Louisville in World War II. Owens is a graduate of Louisville Central High School, Central State University (B.A.), and Howard University School of  Law. For more contact the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission; and see M. Williams, "The Honorable Darryl T. Owens" in Who's Who of Black Louisville, 3rd ed., p.59.


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NKAA Entry: Louisville Central High School/Central High School Magnet Career Academy
NKAA Source: Louisville in World War II
NKAA Source: Who's who in black Louisville (serial)

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