Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback was the first Black state governor.
He served from December 9 1872 to January 13 1873 during impeachment
proceedings for Governor Henry Clay Warmoth.
Pinchback was active in Louisana politcs much of his adult life. Both
his 1872 election to the House of Representatives and his 1873
election to the United States Senate were disputed. Eventually he
became surveyor of customs in New Orleans in 1883.