Christopher H. Payne
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N 38° 10.838 W 081° 19.156
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A short history of Christopher H. Payne, first African American elected to WV legislature.
Waymark Code: WMY2RV
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 04/09/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Christopher H. Payne

Born in slavery in Monroe Co., Sept. 7, 1848, he worked as servant in the Confederate army. Served as teacher and ordained Baptist minister; estab. West Virginia Enterprise, Pioneer, & Mountain Eagle papers; later a lawyer. First African American elected to WV legislature, 1896; delegate to Repub. Nat. Conventions and Consul General to Danish West Indies, 1903~17. Died =, Dec. 5, 1925, St Thomas.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Christopher H. Payne

Marker Location: 2nd avenue

County or Independent City: Montgomery

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2003

Web Site: Not listed

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