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Eugene Scott Clayton

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Eugene Scott Clayton

Birth
Kentucky, USA
Death
22 Mar 1960 (aged 66–67)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA Add to Map
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Eugene Clayton was born in Louisville, KY to Susie & Scott Clayton. He married Izline Carter in 1915.

He worked for Louisville's Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corp., eventually becoming a foreman, a very prestigious achievement for an African American at that time. In 1958, he retired after working almost 50 years with the company.

In 1945 Eugene ran for alderman of Louisville's predominately black 12th Ward. He became the first African American elected in any southern city's government and the first Louisville alderman in history. Eugene served only that 2 year term, but earned the trust of not only the black community but the white citizens as well.

His son Edward was the editor of Jet Magazine. Edward & his wife, Xernona were associates of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eugene died of a stroke in 1960.
Eugene Clayton was born in Louisville, KY to Susie & Scott Clayton. He married Izline Carter in 1915.

He worked for Louisville's Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corp., eventually becoming a foreman, a very prestigious achievement for an African American at that time. In 1958, he retired after working almost 50 years with the company.

In 1945 Eugene ran for alderman of Louisville's predominately black 12th Ward. He became the first African American elected in any southern city's government and the first Louisville alderman in history. Eugene served only that 2 year term, but earned the trust of not only the black community but the white citizens as well.

His son Edward was the editor of Jet Magazine. Edward & his wife, Xernona were associates of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eugene died of a stroke in 1960.


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