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Saturday, November 8, 2014
On This Date in Minnesota History: November 8
November 8, 1898 – John Frank Wheaton was
the first black legislator elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
He represented District 42, which included a large chunk of the metropolitan
area from the Kenwood neighborhood to Eden Prairie and Excelsior.
John Frank Wheaton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Francis_Wheaton