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Francis Lewis Cardozo

Francis Lewis Cardozo – February 1st in African American History

February 1, 1836 Francis Lewis Cardozo, clergyman, educator, and the first African American to hold a statewide office in the United States, was born in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1858, he graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and in 1864 was ordained a Presbyterian minister. In 1865, Cardozo became superintendant of an American […]

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