Blanche Bruce

U.S. Congressperson

1841 – 1898

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Who was Blanche Bruce?

Blanche Kelso Bruce was a U.S. politician who represented Mississippi as a Republican in the U.S. Senate from 1875 to 1881 and was the first elected non-white senator to serve a full term. Hiram R. Revels, also of Mississippi, was the first to ever serve in the U.S. Congress, but did not serve a full term.

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Born
Mar 1, 1841
Farmville
Also known as
  • Blanche Kelso Bruce
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Oberlin College
Lived in
  • Hannibal
Died
Mar 17, 1898
Washington, D.C.

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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