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Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827[note 1] January 16, 1901) was an American Republican politician, minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and a college administrator. Born free in North Carolina, he later lived and worked in Ohio, where he voted before the Civil War. Elected by the Mississippi legislature to the United States Senate as a Republican to represent Mississippi in 1870 and 1871 during the Reconstruction era, he was the first African American to serve in either house of the U.S. Congress.

During the American Civil War, Revels had helped organize two regiments of the United States Colored Troops and served as a chaplain.

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