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Blanche K. Bruce

AKA Blanche Kelso Bruce

Born: 1-Mar-1841
Birthplace: Farmville, VA
Died: 17-Mar-1898
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Diabetes complications
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Washington, DC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator, former slave

Father: Pettis Perkinson (plantation owner)
Mother: Polly Bruce (slave)
Brother: Henry (older)
Wife: Josephine Beall Willson Bruce (b. 29-Oct-1853, m. 24-Jun-1878, d. 15-Feb-1923, heart attack)
Son: Roscoe Conklin Bruce, Sr. (b. 1879, d. 1924)

    Teacher: (Hannibal, MO)
    University: Oberlin College
    Administrator: Trustee, Howard University

    US Treasury Department Register of the Treasury (Dec-1897 until his death)
    US Treasury Department Register of the Treasury (1881-85)
    US Senator, Mississippi (1874-80)
    Mississippi State Official Sheriff, Bolivar County (1872-74)
    Born into Slavery
    Escaped from Slavery escaped to the North (1862)


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