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Member From: 1871 - 1873
- Birth Date: 1832 Birth Place:Possibly North Carolina
- Death Date: Unknown
- Gender: Male Race: African American
- Spouse: Amanda; Mary
- Children: 1+
- Military Service:
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Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
Bio from Virginia's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
- 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.
|1871-1873||Halifax||Radical Republican||Asylums and Prisons|
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