Black Elected Officials 1990: A National Roster

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies began compiling data on the number of black elected officials in the United States in 1970. Since then the number of black elected officials has increased steadily each year. In the 1990 edition of this annual volume, black elected officials sworn into office for the 1990 term are listed by state and indexed alphabetically. There is also an overview of geographic distribution; female black elected officials; federal, state, substate regional, county, and municipal breakdowns. Blacks elected to judicial, law enforcement, and educational offices are also listed.