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First African-American U.S. Governor

The first African-American U.S. Governor was Lawrence Douglas Wilder. Wilder was elected on November 7th, 1989 to serve as Governor of Virginia.

During Governor Henry Clay Warmouth's impeachment, African-American Louisianan Lieutenant Governor Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback served as Louisiana's governor from December 11, 1872 to January 14, 1873.

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  • Famous First Facts
    by Joseph Nathan Kane, Steven Anzovin, and Janet Podell. 6th ed. H.W. Wilson Company, 2006. p.329, entry 4383.

Last updated by harbisons on April 3, 2009

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