|From||United States of America|
|Birth||2 October 1875, Carter County, Kentucky, U.S.A.|
6 May 1960, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
(aged 84 years)
Henderson Richardson Dysard (October 2, 1875 – May 6, 1960) was a former mayor of Ashland, Kentucky. Before that, he was an Ashland Judge and a member of the Ashland Board of Trade’s first board of directors.
Dysard was an early campaigner for African American rights. At the AME’s 1921 Kentucky Annual Conference, he “paid high tribute to the sterling qualities of the colored citizens.”
At the twenty-first annual meeting of the Kentucky State Bar Association in 1922, he represented Ashland.
According to the editor’s note of Dysard’s “A History of the Iron Hill School”, Dysard was “one of Carter County’s most prominent sons” and an able lawyer. He was, according to it, elected judge of Carter County in November 1901, taking office in 1902 and holding the position until 1905. At the November election, 1905, he was elected County Attorney of Carter County and held office until he moved to Ashland in 1909. He was Bar Examiner for the State of Kentucky and was appointed by Governor Fields as Election Commissioner for Kentucky. He died in 1960.