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us: Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939

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        (naf) Vidalia (La.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chicago (Ill.)
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        (naf) United States
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        • Organization: (naf) Episcopal Church
        • Organization: (naf) Mississippi. Legislature. House of Representatives
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Organization: (naf) Chicago Bar Association
        • Organization: (naf) Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
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        (lcsh) Historians
          (lcsh) Lawyers
            (lcsh) Legislators
        • Sources

          • found: His Reminiscences of an active life, 1970: t.p. (John Roy Lynch)
          • found: LC in OCLC, 8/17/93 (hdg.: Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939)
          • found: NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for Blanche Kelso Bruce papers, 1870-1897 (correspondence with John R. Lynch)
          • found: English Wikipedia website, viewed Apr. 9, 2012 (John Roy Lynch (September 10, 1847 - November 2, 1939) was the first African-American Speaker of the House in Mississippi. He was also one of the first African-Americans elected to the U.S House of Representatives during Reconstruction, the period in United States history after the Civil War; Born: September 10, 1847, near Vidalia, Concordia Parish, La.; Died: November 2, 1939, Chicago, Ill.; In office [U.S. House of Representatives]: Mar. 4, 1873-Mar. 3, 1877 and Apr. 29, 1882-Mar. 3, 1883)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed March, 4, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Lynch, John Roy; U.S. congressman, historian, attorney; born 10 September 1847 on Tacony Plantation, Vidalia, Louisiana, United States; born into slavery he was freed in 1863; attended grammar school; appointed justice of the peace, Natchez; elected to Mississippi House of Representatives, served until 1873; elected to Congress (1872), reelected (1874); served again as a congressman in the 1880s; President Benjamin Harrison appointed him fourth auditor of Treasury for Navy Department (1889-1893); Lynch and Hill led competing delegations to Republican National Convention (1896); practiced law in Washington, D.C., until 1898; was a delegate to Republican National Convention (1900); was admitted to Chicago bar (1915); practiced law more than 25 years; wrote several documented works, beginning with The Facts of Reconstruction (1914); died 02 November 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)
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