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us: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898



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    • us: Bruce, Blanche K. (Blanche Kelso), 1841-1898
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    • found: LCCN 65-17229: Sterling, P. Four took freedom, 1967 (hdg.: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898; usage; Blanche K. Bruce)
    • found: LC data base, 8/7/85 (hdg.: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898; usage: Blanche K. Bruce)
    • found: Buckmaster, H. The fighting congressmen, 1971: t.p. (Blanche K. Bruce) p. 94 (Blanche Kelso Bruce)
    • found: NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for Roscoe Conkling Bruce papers, 1897-1924 (Blanche K. Bruce, father of Roscoe Conkling Bruce; former U.S. senator, of Mississippi)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Bruce, Blanche Kelso; slave, U.S. Senator, political figure; born 01 March 1841 in Farmville, Virginia, United States; was born into slavery, took the surname of the man who owned his mother; after the Civil War attended Oberlin College, later moved to Bolivar County in the Mississippi Delta (1867); organized plantation blacks into the new Republican Party; was elected sergeant at arms of the Mississippi state senate; won election to the joint office of sheriff and tax collector of Bolivar County (1871); was a county superintendent of education; was named to the board of levee commissioners for a three-county group (1872); elected to the U.S. Senate by a nearly unanimous vote, the first black to be elected to a full term (1875); lived in Washington, retained his plantation in Mississippi; served as a register of the U.S. Treasury; was a director of the black exhibits in the Industrial Cotton Centennial Exposition held in New Orleans (1884-1885); died 17 March 1898 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States)
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