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Alonzo Jacob RANSIER

(1834-1882)

RANSIER, Alonzo Jacob, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., January 3, 1834; received a limited schooling; employed as shipping clerk in 1850; member of a convention of the Friends of Equal Rights at Charleston in 1865 and was deputed to present the memorial there framed to Congress; member, State house of representatives, 1868-1869; member of the State constitutional convention in 1868 and 1869; Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1870; president of the Southern States Convention at Columbia in 1871; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1872; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); United States internal-revenue collector for the second district of South Carolina in 1875 and 1876; died in Charleston, S.C., on August 17, 1882; interment in Unity Friendship Cemetery.

Bibliography

”Alonzo Jacob Ransier” in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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