Special Report

The Last Slaveholder in Congress from Every State

Kentucky: James Bennett McCreary
> Start date: March 4, 1885
> End date: March 3, 1909
> Congresses served: 49th, 50th 51st, 50th, 53rd, 54th (Representative), 58th, 59th, 60th (Senator)

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Louisiana: Donelson Caffery
> Start date: Dec. 31, 1892
> End date: March 3, 1901
> Congresses served: 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th (Senator)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Massachusetts: Theodore Sedgwick
> Start date: March 4, 1789
> End date: March 3, 1801
> Congresses served: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Representative); 4th (Representative, Senator); 5th, 6th (Senator)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Maryland: Barnes Compton
> Start date: March 4, 1885
> End date: May 15, 1894
> Congresses served: 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd (Representative)

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Maine: George Evans
> Start date: Dec. 7, 1829
> End date: March 3, 1847
> Congresses served: 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th (Representative); 26th (Representative, Senator); 27th, 28th, 29th (Senator)

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