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Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939

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Personal name headingLynch, John Roy, 1847-1939
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date18470910
Death date19391102
Place of birthVidalia (La.)
Place of deathChicago (Ill.)
AffiliationEpiscopal Church Mississippi. Legislature. House of Representatives United States. Congress. House Chicago Bar Association Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationHistorians Lawyers Legislators
Found inHis Reminiscences of an active life, 1970: t.p. (John Roy Lynch)
LC in OCLC, 8/17/93 (hdg.: Lynch, John Roy, 1847-1939)
NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for Blanche Kelso Bruce papers, 1870-1897 (correspondence with John R. Lynch)
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)
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)