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THE FIRST COLORED Professional, Clerical and Business DIRECTORY OF BALTIMORE CITY 31th Annual Edition, 1943-1944
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Born in Aiken, S. C., March 15, 1842;
attended the common schools and Wood
High School in Ai-
ken, from which he
was graduated. En-
gaged in agricultural
pursuits; elected de-
legate to the State
Constitutional Con-
vention in 1868;
member of the State
House of Represen-
tatives, 1868-1870;
was one of the State
commissioners of the
sinking fund.

Elected State land
commissioner in 1870 and served until
elected to Congress, presented his cred-
entials as a Republican member-elect to
the Forty-second Congress and served
from March 4, 1871, until January 24,
1873, when the seat was declared va-
cant, election having been contested by
Christopher C. Bowen, white.

After his retirement from Congress.
he was local magistrate in Charleston,
S. C., until his death there February 14,



Born near Henderson, Granville (now
Vance) County, N. C., December 27, 1857.
Attended the public
schools and was
graduated from
Shaw University,
Raleigh, N C., in
1833; principal of
State Normal School
at Plymouth, N. C.,
1883-1884: register
of deeds of Vance
County, 1884-1888;
studied law, but did
not practice.

Elected as a Re-
publican to the Fif-
ty-first and Fifty-second Congress and
served from March 4, 1889, to March 3,
1893, unsuccessful candidate for re-elec-
tion in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress.
In 1897, President McKinley appointed
him recorder of deeds for the District
of Columbia: served from 1897-1901,
when he resigned.

Moved to Oxford, N. C., in 1907; be-
came superintendent of the North Caro-
lina Orphanage at Oxford, which he
helped to found in 1887, elected presi-
dent of the Negro Association of North
Died October 29, 1935.



Born near Warrenton, Warren Coun-
ty, N. C , July 23, 1840. When a youth
he was sent to Alabama against his will;
returned to his na-
tive State after the
Civil War; pursued
elementary studies;
entered politics in
his State and was
elected delegate to
the State Equal
Rights Convention
in 1865 and a dele-
gate to the Constitu,
tional Convention in

Served in the State Senate, 1868-74;
elected as a Republican to the Forty-
fourth Congress and served from March
4, 1875, to March 1877; unsuccessful
candidate for re-nomination to the For-
ty-fifth Congress m 1876; retired and
engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Appointed U S. special deputy col-
lector of customs for the Fourth district
of North Carolina July 1, 1877, served
until June 30, 1878; resided in Wash-
ington until his death September 14,
1891; interment in Harmony cemetery.

He was the first of his race to be elect-
ed to the House of Representatives from
North Carolina

While serving his term in Congress,
he was present to vote on the admission
of Colorado into Statehood.



Born near Rembert, S. C., September
22, 1853; educated in the public schools
of the State and the University of South
Carolina; taught school for fifteen
years; U. S. inspect-
or of customers at
the port of Charles-
ton 1890-92. Elected
as a Republican to
Fifty-third Congress,
served from March
3, 1893, to March 3,
1895; successfully
contested the elec-
tion of Wiliam El-
liott, white, to the
Fifty-fourth Con-
gress, served from
June 4, 1896, to
March 3, 1897, after
which he retired and
engaged in real estate business. Moved
to Chicago in 1905 and engaged in
literary pursuits and lecturing.

Died in Chicago April 21, 1926.

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