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us: Williams, George Washington, 1849-1891

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    • us: Williams, Geo. W. (George Washington), 1849-1891
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1849-10-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1891-08-02
    • Birth Place

        Bedford Springs (Pa.)
    • Associated Local

        (naf) Ohio
    • Death Place

        (naf) Blackpool (England)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) Newton Theological Institution
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
        • Organization: (naf) Ohio. General Assembly. House
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Union Baptist Church (Cincinnati, Ohio)
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        (lcsh) Soldiers
          (lcsh) Clergy
            (lcsh) Legislators
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        • Sources

          • found: OCLC database, Sept. 30, 2010 (hdg.: Williams, George Washington, 1849-1891 ; usage: George Washington Williams)
          • found: A report on the proposed Congo railway, [1890]: t.p. (Geo. W. Williams)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Williams, George Washington; soldier, state legislator, Baptist clergyperson, historian; born 16 October, 1849 in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, United States; enrolled in Howard University (1869); completed the three-year theological curriculum in two years at Newton Theological Institution, in Massachusetts (1874); enlisted in United States Colored Troops (1864), served for operations against Petersburg and Richmond, during Civil War; was stationed at Texas after war's end; went to fight with the Mexican republican forces; returned to the U.S. Army, Tenth Cavalry, at Fort Arbuckle, Indian Territory (1867), was discharged for disability after being shot (1868); was a pastor, at Twelfth Baptist, in Boston (1874); editor, for the Commoner, in Washington, D.C. (1875); was pastor for Union Baptist Church, in Cincinnati (1876-1877); columnist for Commercial in Cincinnati; was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, the first African American in the state legislature (1879-1881); wrote books and lectured on history of African Americans (1880s); practiced law in Boston (1883); visited the Congo (1890) and published a letter about brutal conduct and inhumane policies of the Belgians; died 02 August, 1891 in Blackpool, England, United Kingdom)
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