The first European legislator of African descent

Louisy Mathieu, who was a European of African descent, was elected on August 22nd 1848, representing Guadeloupe in the French National Assembly, serving only one term.
Date:
      August 22nd 1848
Name(s):
      Louisy Mathieu
Occupation:
      Legislator
Location:
      France

Additional Information:

  • Louisy Mathieu – Wikipedia
    Louisy Mathieu. Louisy Mathieu (17 June 1817 in Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe) – 4 November 1874 in Basse-Terre)) was a politician from Guadeloupe who served in the French National Assembly from 1848-1849. He is the first freed slave to sit in the Constituent Assembly.

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