Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback

Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback (HM1LKS)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70807 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 31.241', W 91° 11.809'

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In memory of P.B.S. Pinchback, the first African American governor in U.S.history. Pinchback, Governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872 to Jan. 13, 1873, was born free on May 10, 1837. He was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War. In 1868, Pinchback won election to the Louisiana Senate, which later named him president pro tem. one of his bills created Southern Univ. He became lieutenant governor when the incumbent died and governor after Gov. Warmoth's impeachment. Elected to the U.S. Senate and House, on challenge Congress declined to seat him. Pinchback studied law; was admitted to the bar. He died Dec. 21, 1921.
Placed ByThe Southern University Class of 1947
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Date Added Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 673011 N 3377866
Decimal Degrees30.52068333, -91.19681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.241', W 91° 11.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 14.46" N, 91° 11' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)225
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Leon Netterville Dr, Baton Rouge LA 70807, US
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