Luska Joseph Twyman (1913-1988)

Courthouse Square, Glasgow, KY


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger




"Born in Hiseville (Barren Co.). Graduate of Kentucky State Univ.; later member of Board of Regents. Also studied at Indiana Univ. and Peabody Coll. As principal of Ralph J. Bunche School, Twyman led its merger with Glasgow High School to achieve integration. On Kentucky Education Association Board of Directors. Buried, Bear Wallow Cemetery. Luska Joseph Twyman - Twyman was first African American elected to a full term as mayor of a Ky. city (Glasgow). Served 1968-1985. He was first black Kentuckian on U.S. Commission of Agriculture; served on Ky. Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He was in U.S. Army during WW II in Philippines, 1942-1946."

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2021: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 4, 2021: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 4, 2021: Added by Bill Eichelberger