John Roy Lynch (Adams County)

John Roy Lynch

John Roy Lynch

State House: 1870-1874

Birth: September 10, 1847 in Vidalia, LA
Death: November 2, 1939 in Chicago, IL

Born into slavery in Louisiana, the son of Irish planter Patrick Lynch, Lynch was a lawyer, photographer, plantation owner, and writer. His book, The Facts of Reconstruction (1913), is available for free on Project Gutenburg. His older brother, William H. Lynch, also served in the state house and was active in local business and politics.

Because Lynch is already well-researched and well-documented, I have spent less time on him than other legislators on this site.

Links:
Wikipedia entry on John R. Lynch
Memorial on Find A Grave

John Roy Lynch