Special Report

The Last Slaveholder in Congress from Every State

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Michigan: Lewis Cass
> Start date: March 4, 1845
> End date: March 3, 1857
> Congresses served: 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th (Senator)

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Missouri: Francis Marion Cockrell
> Start date: March 4, 1875
> End date: March 3, 1905
> Congresses served: 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th (Senator)

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Mississippi: James Gordon
> Start date: Dec. 27, 1909
> End date: Feb. 22, 1910
> Congresses served: 61st (Senator)

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North Carolina: Zebulon Baird Vance
> Start date: Dec. 7, 1858
> End date: April 14, 1894
> Congresses served: 35th, 36th (Representative); 46th, 47th 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd (Senator)

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New Hampshire: Obed Hall
> Start date: Nov. 4, 1811
> End date: March 3, 1813
> Congresses served: 12th (Representative)

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