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Britton Baskerville Jr.

Member From: 1887 - 1888

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  • Birth Date: October 1863 Birth Place:Mecklenberg County, Virginia
  • Death Date: April 25, 1892
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
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  • Religion: Baptist
  • Education: Boydton Academic and Bible Institute 1883; Wayland Institute (Washington D.C.) 1885 graduate
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  • Occupation/Profession: Teacher, Farmer
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Bloom Hill Baptist Church
  • Additional Info Links: Encyclopedia Virginia Biography
    Bio from Virginia's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
  • Additional Info: ​Britton Baskerville, Jr., born a slave in Mecklenburg County in 1863, was the eldest of five sons of Britton and Sallie Baskervill. He was educated at Boydton Academic and Bible Institute, in Mecklenburg County, and at Wayland Institute in Washington, D.C. He taught school in the Flat Creek District of Mecklenburg County. He served as the Sunday school superintendent at Bloom Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Baskervill represented Mecklenburg County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1887 to 1888, where he served on the House Committees on Privileges and Elections and the Chesapeake and its Tributaries. He never married and died early of tuberculosis in 1892.​
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1887-1888 Mecklenberg Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Privileges and Elections

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