John Roy Lynch Edit Profile
Lived in Adams County, Mississippi, 1863. Member Mississippi House of Representatives, 1869-1873 (speaker 1871-1873). Member 43d and 44th Congresses (1873-1877) and 47th Congress (1881-1883), 6th Mississippi District.
Chairman Republican Executive Committee of Mississippi, 1871-1889. 4th auditor Treasurer Department, 1889-1893. Delegate Republican National Convs., 1872, 84, 88, 92, 1900 (temporary chairman 1884).
One of leading colored Republicans in the South. Appointed major p.m. United States.V., July 1898, and served through Spanish-American War after which appointed captain and p.m. United States of America.
Promoted major and p.m., September 13, 1906. Retired September 10, 1911.
Admitted to bar in Mississippi, 1896, District of Columbia, 1897, Illinois, 1919.
Member Miss; member 43d and 44th Congresses (1873-1877) and 47th Congress (1881-1883), 6th Miss.
Married Ella W. Somerville, December 18, 1884. Married second, Mistress.