Oscar Dunn

Politician, Deceased Person

1826 – 1871

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Who was Oscar Dunn?

Oscar James Dunn was one of three African Americans who served as a Republican Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana during the era of Reconstruction.

In 1868, Dunn became the first elected black lieutenant governor of a U.S. state. He ran on the ticket headed by Henry Clay Warmoth, formerly of Illinois. After Dunn died in office, then-state Senator P. B. S. Pinchback, another black Republican, became lieutenant governor and thereafter governor for a 34-day interim period.

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Born
1826
New Orleans
Religion
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Louisiana
Died
Nov 22, 1871
New Orleans

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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