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PBS Pinchback ~ serves as governor of Louisana, becoming the first Black state governor (Category : People)
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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.


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