Chester L. Jenkins

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Chester L. Jenkins
In office
Preceded by Wilbur P. "Wib" Gulley
Succeeded by Harry E. Rodenhizer Jr.
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic

Chester Luther Jenkins (c.1938–July 14, 2009) was the first African-American mayor of Durham, North Carolina, serving from 1989 to 1991, after having previously served on the Durham City Council for eight years.[1] In 1994, following the defeat of his 1991 re-election bid,[2] Jenkins became the city's Director of Human Relations, holding that post until late 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gronberg, Ray (2009-07-16). "Jenkins, former mayor, dies at 71". Durham Herald-Sun. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  2. ^ "1991 Municipal General Election Results" (PDF). Durham County Board of Elections. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2009-07-16.