Famous People Born in 1829
John Mercer Langston
U.S. Representative / 1829 - 1897Black leader, educator and diplomat John Mercer Langston is believed to have been the first black person ever 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 21st president of the United States. Arthur was vice president at the time President Garfield was assassinated, and acceded to the presidency thereafter.
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