Hiram R. Revels

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels

Profession: Minister and US Senator

United States of America

Biography: First person of color to serve in the United States Senate, and in the whole U.S. Congress.

Born: September 27, 1827
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
Star Sign: Libra

Died: January 16, 1901 (aged 73)

Historical Events

  • 1870-01-20 Hiram R. Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Albert Brown as US Senator from Mississippi
  • 1870-02-25 Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress as US Senator from Mississippi (R)
  • 1870-03-16 Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the US Senate

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