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James Daniel
President of Ohio Tri-County Branch of NAACP

A native of Rome, Georgia, Jim moved to Sidney as a youngster and attended the City of Sidney schools. One of the first two African-Americans hired at Copeland Corporation, he has held several positions of responsibility for the last thirty-three years. From 1968 to 1969, Jim served as President of the Local I.U.E. 725 which represented over 2,000 employees. From 1987 to 1992 he was Plant Manager for the Copelawed Plant and served on Copeland’s management board for 4 years. Jim is currently manager of safety and training for the company.


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Jim is very active in the local civil rights movement and presently serves as the president of the Ohio Conference of NAACP, Ohio Tri-County Branch NAACP. He is a member of the National NAACP Board of directors where he serves on several committees. Jim is also very active in the community and has been the recipient of several awards recognizing his efforts, including the Ohio Governor’s Award for Community Services, The Ohio NAACP Outstanding Civil Rights Worker, City of Sidney Community Service Award, Sidney African American Community Service Award among many others.

A father of seven, Jim is a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge #18 and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. He considers it is his mission to work for the upward mobility of African Americans and the underprivileged white.

'Black History' segment written in June, 1998 by David Lodge


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