Famous People Born in 1829
John Mercer Langston
U.S. Representative / 1829 - 1897
Black leader, educator and diplomat John Mercer Langston is known as the first African-American lawyer in Ohio and the first black person to be elected to public office in the United States.
Chester A. Arthur
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President / 1829 - 1886
Chester A. Arthur was the 21st president of the United States. He served as vice president at the time President James Garfield was assassinated, and acceded to the presidency thereafter.
John Everett Millais
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