Albert E. Pillsbury

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Albert Enoch Pillsbury

Birthplace: Milford, NH
Death: December 23, 1930 (81)
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Webster Pillsbury and Hannah Elizabeth Pillsbury
Husband of Sarah Pillsbury; Louisa Fuller Pillsbury and Elizabeth Pillsbury
Father of Elizabeth Dinsmoor Pillsbury and Parker Webster Pillsbury
Brother of Antoinette A. Pillsbury

Occupation: lawyer
Managed by: Christopher Thomas Graves Senior
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About Albert E. Pillsbury

Albert Enoch Pillsbury (August 19, 1849, – December 23, 1930) was a Boston lawyer who served in both houses of the Massachusetts legislature, President of the Massachusetts State Senate, and as the Attorney General of Massachusetts from 1891 to 1894. In addition to being a member of the National Negro Committee, the precursor to the NAACP, Pillsbury was a member of the Boston Committee to Advance the Cause of the Negro, which in 1911 became a branch of the NAACP. It was Pillsbury who drafted the bylaws of the NAACP. In 1913, he resigned his membership in the American Bar Association when that organization rejected the membership of William H. Lewis, a black assistant U.S. attorney and supporter of Booker T. Washington. In 1913, Pillsbury was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree from Howard University. It was there he delivered his speech illuminating, defending and praising President Lincoln's role in ending slavery that became a small book, Lincoln and Slavery.

1917 Massachusetts Constitutional Convention

In 1916 the Massachusetts legislature and electorate approved a calling of a Constitutional Convention. In May 1917 Pillsbury was elected to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1917, representing the Ninth Norfolk District of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

He was the nephew of abolitionist Parker Pillsbury.

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Albert E. Pillsbury's Timeline

August 19, 1849
Milford, NH
July 21, 1907
March 17, 1910
December 23, 1930
Age 81