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Native American Politicians

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  • Matthew Stanley "Boss" Quay, (1833 - 1904)
    US Senator, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. A member of the Republican Party, he represented the state of Pennsylvania in the US Senate from March 1887 until March 1899 and again from Janu...
  • Lieut. Col. David Folsom Harkins (CSA) (1831 - 1879)
    David was enlisted in the 1st Regiment of the Choctaw Mounted Rifles, CSA during the Civil War, with the rank LTC. David was a member of the Choctaw Senate and a Choctaw Represenative to Washington D...
  • Hiram Rhodes Revels, 1st African American Senator (1827 - 1901)
    Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827[note 1] – January 16, 1901) was a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), and a politician. He was the first person of color to serve in the ...
  • 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...
  • Richard D. Gholson, 3rd Territorial Governor of Washington (1804 - 1862)
    Richard Dickerson Gholson (January 31, 1804 – August 23, 1862) was the 3rd Territorial Governor of Washington. Biography Born in Garrard County, Kentucky, Gholson was the son of William J. Gholso...

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