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Peter George Morgan
Member From: 1869 - 1871
- Birth Date: October 21, 1817 Birth Place:Nottoway County, Virginia
- Death Date: March 15, 1890
- Gender: Male Race: African American, Native American
- Spouse: Julia Ann Jackson - married circa 1840
- Children: 7 +
- Military Service:
Additional Info Links:
Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
Bio from Virginia's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
- Bio: Peter George Morgan was born into slavery in Nottoway County in 1817. He worked as a shoemaker and purchased his freedom and that of his wife and children. After the Civil War he won election in 1867 to represent Petersburg in the convention called to write a new state constitution. A Republican he usually sided with the party's radical faction during the proceedings. After the convention Mr. Morgan represented Petersburg in the House of Delegates for a two-year term (1869–1871). He served three terms on the Petersburg city council. Committed to education, he was a trustee for Saint Paul Normal and Industrial School (later Saint Paul's College), founded by his son-in-law, James Solomon Russell. Mr. Morgan died at Russell's home in Lawrenceville in 1890.
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices:
Petersburg City Council
Virginia Constitutional Convention: 1867
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Schools and Colleges
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