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Christopher H. Payne

Christopher H. Payne, a Monroe County native who was the first African-American elected to the West Virginia legislature, died on December 5, 1925.

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Biography of Christopher Payne
"Dr. Chris. H. Payne Dead; Early Leader In Fayette"
Article From First Issue of the West Virginia Enterprise
Masthead From First Issue of the West Virginia Enterprise
Listing of Editors From First Issue of the West Virginia Enterprise


On This Day in West Virginia History: December