Governor Humphries

Display Name: 
Governor Humphries
Sort Name: 
Humphries, Governor
AKA: 
Benjamin G. Humphreys
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Administrative
Specific Job: 
Governor of Mississippi
Date of Birth: 
Friday, August 26, 1808
Origin: 
Mississippi
Biography: 

Benjamin Humphreys (Faulkner misspells his name) was a Southern officer during the Civil War who turned to politics during Reconstruction. In October, 1865, he was elected Governor of Mississippi as a Democrat. As an unpardoned Confederate he was ineligible to serve by the terms of surrender, so he had himself inaugurated and sworn in. In June, 1868, Federal troops were used forcibly to remove him from office. He was a strong advocate of Jim Crow laws as a way to deny freed slaves their rights as citizens.

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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