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

Morton, Andrew W.

(born: 1921  -  died: 2009) 

Born in Madisonville, KY, Andrew W. Morton graduated from Louisville Central High School, Louisville Municipal College, and Meharry Medical College. He was an instructor at Meharry Dental School before establishing his dental practice in Paducah, KY, in 1946. Morton was also a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corp from 1943-1945 and again from 1949-1951. After serving in the army, he returned to his private dental practice in Paducah and retired in 1995. He was a member of the Board of Regents at Kentucky State University for eight years and was the first African American in Paducah to run for the board of education. For more see Profiles of Contemporary Black Achievers of Kentucky, by J. B. Horton.


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NKAA Entry: Louisville Central High School/Central High School Magnet Career Academy
NKAA Entry: Louisville Municipal College for Negroes
NKAA Source: Profiles of contemporary black achievers of Kentucky: a brief account of individual Black achievers of Kentucky whose qualities and attainments against the odds of circumstance distinguish them from the unexceptional

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“Morton, Andrew W.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 27, 2022,

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