Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback

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Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback

Birthdate: (84)
Death: Died in Washington D.C., DC, USA
Cause of death: Long Illness
Place of Burial: New Orleans, LA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Pinchback and Eliza Pinchback
Husband of Nina Emily Pinchback
Father of Pinckney Napoleon Pinchback; Bismarck Robert Pinchback; Nina Eliza Combs Toomer and Walter Alexis Pinchback
Brother of Eliza Nesbit; Napoleon Pinchback and Mary Louisa Pinchback
Half brother of Lucy Ludinda Oakley; Francis V Pinchback; John W Pinchback and William Credix Pinchback

Occupation: 24th Governor of Louisiana, Union Army Officer, Lt. Governor, State Board of Education, Internal Revenue Agent, member of Southern University Board of Trustees
Managed by: Joel Scott Cognevich
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About Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback, the son of a Mississippi white planter and a freed slave, became active in Republican Party politics in Louisiana as a delegate in the Republican state convention of 1867 and to the Constitutional Convention of 1868.

Pinchback became Lieutenant Governor under Henry Clay Warmoth when Oscar Dunn died. After Warmoth was impeached, Pinchback became Governor. He held office for only 35 days, but ten acts of the Legislature became law during that time.

After William Pitt Kellogg took office as a result of the controversial election of 1872, Pinchback continued his career, holding various offices including a seat on the State Board of Education, Internal Revenue agent and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern University.

Pinchback helped established Southern University when, in the Constitutional Convention of 1879, he pushed for the creation of a college for blacks in Louisiana.

Pinchback and his family moved to Washington and then New York where he was a Federal Marshal. He later moved back to Washington to practice law and died there in 1921. Pinchback is buried in Metairie.

Pinchback was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War.

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Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback's Timeline

May 10, 1837
Age 24
October 24, 1867
Age 30
September 1886
Age 49
December 21, 1921
Age 84
Washington D.C., DC, USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
New Orleans, LA, USA