1993 Recipient - Honorable H. Foster Pettit
Civic Leader and Mayor of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Foster Pettit, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, is a retired partner in the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.
He served three terms, 1964 - 1970, in the Kentucky House of Representatives from Fayette County. He was elected mayor of the City of Lexington in 1971 and he was re-elected in 1973 as the first mayor of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.
Foster's other government service includes two years as Secretary of the Public Protection and Regulation Cabinet (1979 - 1981) in the administration of Governor John Y. Brown, Jr.
During the Korean War, he served in the United States Air Force Security Service as a Russian language specialist (1951 - 1954).