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Rep. Henry Lamar

Former Representative for Georgia

Lamar was the representative for Georgia and was a Jackson. He served from 1831 to 1833.

He was previously the representative for Georgia as a Jackson from 1829 to 1831.

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Lamar was among more than 1,800 legislators who enslaved Black people. The Washington Post compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Lamar was one of them.

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