Beckett, William W.


Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. Attended Morgan College in Baltimore and the St. Louis School of Mortuary Science. Owned a funeral home in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1951 he was elected as an alderman in Louisville and served until 1961. In this time, he played a role in the integration of the fire and police departments, the parks, and public accommodations, and in developing a Human Relations Commission.

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