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Revels, Hiram Rhodes

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  • kengib
    The following was a member of Freemasons...... a.. Revels, Hiram Rhodes (1827-1901) Born, of African and Lumbee Indian ancestry, in Fayetteville, Cumberland
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 31, 2002
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      The following was a member of Freemasons......

      a.. Revels, Hiram Rhodes (1827-1901) Born, of African and Lumbee Indian ancestry, in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., September 27, 1827. Republican. Member of Mississippi state senate, 1870; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1870-71; secretary of state of Mississippi, 1873. Black. American Indian. First black member of the U.S. Senate. Died while attending a church conference, in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., January 16, 1901. Interment at Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss. See also: congressional biography.


      by Kenneth Gibala,
      Rockville, MD


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