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Charles W. Anderson, Jr
Birth: May 26, 1907
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1960
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Kentucky, USA

Kentucky State Political Figure. He was Kentucky’s first African American legislator and the first African American lawmaker in the South. He attended Kentucky State College, graduated from Wilberforce University, in 1927 and received a law degree from Howard University, n 1931. In 1933, he was admitted to the bar and started a law practice in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1935, he was elected as a Republican to the Kentucky House of Representatives, serving until 1958. In addition, he was president of the Louisville National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and was awarded the Lincoln Institute Key in 1940. He also served as president of the National Negro Bar Association chapter in Kentucky and was selected as the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Kentucky’s 30th Judicial District. In 1959, President Eisenhower selected as the alternate delegate to the United Nations. He died in a car accident at age 53. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles W. Anderson (____ - 1959)
  Tabitha L Murphy Anderson (____ - 1959)
 
 Sibling:
  Florence G. Anderson Muir (1891 - 1932)**
  Charles W. Anderson (1907 - 1960)
 
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**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Eastern Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 8, Grave 10
 
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Record added: Oct 21, 2002
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Charles W. Anderson, Jr
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