John Roy Lynch was an African American Republican politician, writer, attorney and military officer. Born into slavery in Louisiana, he became free in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation. Wikipedia*

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U.S. Representative, R-MS 6th December 5, 1881 - March 3, 1883 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, R-MS 6th December 1, 1873 - March 3, 1877 Videos: 0

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