P. B. S. Pinchback

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Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (born Pinckney Benton Stewart May 10, 1837 – December 21, 1921) was an American publisher and politician, a Union Army officer, and first African American to become governor of a U.S. state. He was born free in Georgia. A Republican, Pinchback served as the 24th Governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872, to January 13, 1873.[2] He was later elected to the state legislature, serving from 1879 to 1880.


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