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Sen. Samuel Johnston

Former Senator for North Carolina

Johnston was a senator from North Carolina and was a Pro-Administration. He served from 1789 to 1793.

Photo of Sen. Samuel Johnston [P-NC, 1789-1793]

Legislators who enslaved Black people

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compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents.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

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