Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Revels, Hiram Rhodes

Revels, Hiram Rhodes, a Senator from Mississippi; born in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C., September 27, 1827; was of the Negro race; attended the Quaker Seminary, Union County, Ind., and Darke County (Ohio) Seminary; was graduated from Knox College, Bloomington, Ill., and was ordained a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church atBaltimore, Md., in 1845; lectured among his people in the States of Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri; taught school in St. Louis, Mo.; accepted a pastorate in Baltimore, Md., in 1860; at the outbreak of the Civil War assisted in the organization of the first two colored regiments in Maryland; served in Vicksburg, Miss., as chaplain of a colored regiment in 1864; settled in Natchez, Miss., in 1866; was alderman in that city in 1868; member of the State Senate of Mississippi in 1870; upon the readmission of Mississippi to representation was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from February 23, 1870, to March 3, 1871; secretary of state ad interim of Mississippi in 1873; president of the Alcorn Agricultural College, Rodney, Miss., 1876-1882; moved to Holly Springs, Marshall County, Miss., and became district superintendent in the African Methodist Episcopal Church; died in Aberdeen, Miss., January 16, 1901, while attending a church conference; interment in Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Miss.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Revels, Hiram Rhodes," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1729 1730. Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=161KDQDXRB1U4A2.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Revels, Hiram Rhodes." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1729, page 1730. Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=161KDQDXRB1U4A2.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Revels, Hiram Rhodes' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1729, pp.1730. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=161KDQDXRB1U4A2.