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Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898

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Personal name headingBruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898
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Variant(s)Bruce, Blanche K. (Blanche Kelso), 1841-1898
Associated countryUnited States
LocatedBolivar County (Miss.)
Birth date18410301
Death date18980317
Place of birthFarmville (Va.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
Field of activityPolitics
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. Senate
Oberlin College Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) Mississippi. Legislature. Senate United States. Department of the Treasury
Profession or occupationPoliticians Legislators
Found inLCCN 65-17229: Sterling, P. Four took freedom, 1967 (hdg.: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898; usage; Blanche K. Bruce)
LC data base, 8/7/85 (hdg.: Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898; usage: Blanche K. Bruce)
Buckmaster, H. The fighting congressmen, 1971: t.p. (Blanche K. Bruce) p. 94 (Blanche Kelso Bruce)
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)
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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