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Native American Politicians

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  • Gov. Winchester D. Colbert, Chickasaw Nation (c.1810 - c.1880)
    Parentage uncertain: Daugherty (Winchester) Colbert although listed as a son in the large family of Levi Colbert which consisted of twelve sons and eight daughters and although he was reared as a m...
  • Gov. Cyrus Harris, Chickasaw Nation (1817 - 1888)
    Cyrus Harris was born August 22, 1817, to Elizabeth Oxberry and James Harris near Pontotoc, Mississippi, on the estate of his grandmother Molly Colbert Gunn. His grandfather was General William Col...
  • Alexander Dimitry, U.S. Minister to Costa Rica (1805 - 1883)
    Alexander Dimitry (1805-1883) — also known as Tobias Guarneriius — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 7, 1805. Newspaper editor; coll...
  • Samuel B. Callahan, Politician (1833 - 1911)
    Samuel Benton Callahan (January 26, 1833 – February 17, 1911) was a Confederate politician during the American Civil War. Samuel Callahan was born in Mobile, Alabama, as a member of the Cree...
  • Lt. Gov. Loren Dwight Leman
    Loren Dwight Leman was the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, traces his family history in Alaska to a marriage in Kodiak more than 200 years ago between a Russian shipbuilder and an Alutiiq woman fr...

These are Native Americans and Alaska Natives who served in the federal, state, or municipal governments.