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Aaron Commodore

Member From: 1876 - 1877

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  • Birth Date: 1819 or 1820 Birth Place:
  • Death Date: June 24, 1892
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
  • Spouse: Letty (Lettie) Garnett; Katherine (Catherine) Williams
  • Children: Two daughters, one son
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  • Additional Info Links: Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
  • Additional Info: ​Aaron Commodore was born in 1819 or 1820 as a slave probably in Essex County. A shoemaker, he purchased a home and land in Tappahannock before he became a member of the General Assembly. He was an influential community leader and represented Essex County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1875 to 1877, where he served on the House Militia and Police Committee. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Tappahannock. Mr. Commodore died in June 1892.​
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1875-1877 Essex Republican Militia and Police Committee (Dates Unknown)

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