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James Thomas Rapier
Birth: Nov. 13, 1837
Lauderdale County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 31, 1883
Montgomery County
Alabama, USA

Born a free Black in Alabama, Rapier was admitted to the bar, taught school, was a writer for a northern newspaper, a notary public, a member of the first Republican convention held in Alabama, a member of the state Constitutional Convention in 1867, ran unsuccessfully for Secretary of State in 1870, was appointed Assessor of Internal Revenue in 1871, was appointed State Commissioner to the Vienna Exposition by the Governor of Alabama in 1873, a commissioner of the U.S. to the World's Fair in Paris, was elected to the 43rd Congress, was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the Second District of Alabama in 1878 & held that position until his death. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 

Cause of death: Heart disease
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 14, Lot 62, Grave 3
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Jul 18, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6616007
James Thomas Rapier
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James Thomas Rapier
Added by: Connie Nisinger
James Thomas Rapier
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