: Portrait of George Washington Williams. George Washington Williams was born in Bedford Springs, Pennsylania on October 16, 1849. During his lifetime, he was an American Civil War veteran, minister, journalist, politician and historian. He was the first African-American to be elected to the Ohio State Legislature in 1880. He died on August 2, 1891 in Blackpool, England. He is buried in Layton Cemetery in Blackpool. View on Ohio Memory.
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: African American men; U.S. Navy; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 Places
: George Washington Williams