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Asa Coleman

Member From: 1871 - 1873

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  • Bio: Asa Coleman represented Halifax County in the House of Delegates (1871–1873). Little is known about Coleman’s early life. He was born enslaved, most likely in North Carolina. In 1869 he appeared on Halifax County tax records, and three years later bought 150 acres of land. In 1871 Coleman was one of three Republicans who swept Halifax County’s House of Delegates election. He did not seek a second term two years later, and he lost in an 1875 bid. Coleman remained active in local politics, eventually chairing the Halifax County Republican Party. Coleman married twice and died sometime after February 24, 1893, when he last appears in the public record.

Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1871-1873 Halifax Radical Republican Asylums and Prisons

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