Thomas W. Stringer

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Thomas W. Stringer (1815–1893) was an American Christian minister in the A.M.E. Church and a state senator in Mississippi. He helped organize churches, schools, and fraternal organizations. He was elected to the Mississippi Senate in 1869. [1] [2]

Stringer was born in Maryland, [1] and raised at North Buxton, Ontario, a settlement of Black Canadians. [2] He later moved to Ohio, where he was ordained a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. [1]

He moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, after the American Civil War. [3] He was an organizer at Mississippi's 1868 constitutional convention. [4]

He is buried at the Vicksburg City Cemetery. [1]

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