Robert B. Lindsay
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|Robert Burns Lindsay|
|22nd Governor of Alabama|
November 26, 1870 – November 17, 1872
|Preceded by||William Hugh Smith|
|Succeeded by||David P. Lewis|
July 4, 1824|
Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
|Died||February 13, 1902 (aged 77)
Tuscumbia, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Miller Winston|
|Alma mater||University of St Andrews|
Lindsay studied at the University of St Andrews before emigrating to the United States in 1844. He served in both the Alabama House of Representatives and the Alabama Senate prior to the American Civil War.
A Democrat, he was voted into the governorship in 1870 after a year of widespread anti-black terrorism, which included the lynching of four blacks and a white in Calhoun County, the murder of two blacks (one a Republican politician) in Greene County, and the October Eutaw riot.
- Waldrep, Christopher (2011). Jury Discrimination: The Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and a Grassroots Fight for Racial Equality in Mississippi. U of Georgia P. pp. 137–38. ISBN 9780820341941.
- Encyclopedia of Alabama
William H. Smith
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David P. Lewis
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