1995 Recipient - Mr. Herbert D. Sledd
Attorney and Civic Leader
After completing pre-law college work at the University of Kentucky, Herbert Davis Sledd attended Chicago Kent College of Law, and graduated with his Juris Doctor degree in 1952. He was admitted to the Bar in Kentucky in the same year and practiced law as a senor member of Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs.
He was a member of the Fayette County Bar Association, served on its Board of Governors, and was its President in 1958.
He was presented the first Henry T. Duncan Memorial Award, as the outstanding member of the Association in 1960. He was the only member to received this prestigious award a second time, in 1973.
Following his admission to the Bar, he became a member of the Young Lawyers Conference of the Kentucky State Bar Association, and served as District Committeeman, Vice President, and then President in 1959.
He was elected to the Board of Governors of the Kentucky State Bar Association in 1959, and served continuously for ten years. He received the Kentucky State Bar Association Service Award as the outstanding lawyer in the State of Kentucky, also in 1959. He was elected Vice President of the State Bar Association in 1963, President Elect in 1964, and served as President in 1965/66. He was one of the founding incorporators of the Kentucky Bar Foundation and served on its Board of Directors from 1958 to 1970. He served as President of the Kentucky Bar Foundation from 1965 to 1970, and he is a Charter Life Fellow of the Foundation.