John Mercer Langston (A.B. 1849, A.M. 1852, Theology 1853). After studying law with Philemon Bliss, he was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1854. He became a lawyer and was professor of law and dean of Howard University School of Law. He also served in the 51st US Congress (from Virginia) in 1889-1891. Entry exists in ANB 13:164-66.
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William Cheek and Aimee Lee Cheek, John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom 1829-65 (1989).
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