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Sen. Philemon Dickinson

Former Senator for New Jersey

Dickinson was a senator from New Jersey and was a Pro-Administration. He served from 1790 to 1793.

Photo of Sen. Philemon Dickinson [P-NJ, 1790-1793]

Legislators who enslaved Black people

Dickinson 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compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents. Dickinson was one of them.

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