Darryl Owens

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Darryl Owens
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Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
January 1, 2005 – January 1, 2019
Succeeded byCharles Booker
Personal details
Born(1937-11-10)November 10, 1937
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
DiedJanuary 4, 2022(2022-01-04) (aged 84)
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceLouisville, Kentucky, United States
Alma materCentral State University, Howard University

Darryl T. Owens (November 10, 1937 – January 4, 2022) was an American politician who was a Democratic Party member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 43 from 2005 to 2019. Owens retired from the House in 2018.[1] He died on January 4, 2022, at the age of 84.[2]

Early life and education

Owens was born in 1937 in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Central High School in Louisville and earned a bachelor's degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.[3] Owen earned a juris doctor degree from Howard University Law School in 1962.[3]



Staring in 1965, Owen practiced civil and criminal law in Louisville. From 1965 to 1969, he served as the first African American assistant prosecutor of Louisville police court, and he was the first African American in Kentucky to hold the position of Assistant Attorney General.[3]


  1. ^ Bailey, Phillip M. "Kentucky Rep. Darryl Owens will not run for re-election in 2018". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  2. ^ Huffman, Julia (2022-01-04). "Former Ky. State Representative Darryl T. Owens dies at 84". WAVE 3 News. Retrieved 2022-01-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b c "Darryl T. Owens - Kentucky Commission on Human Rights". kchr.ky.gov. Retrieved 2022-01-10.

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