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P. B. S. Pinchback
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Born: May 10, 1837

Died: December 21, 1921 (aged 84)

Bio: Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was the first person of African-American descent to become governor of a U.S. state. A Republican, he served as the 24th Governor of Louisiana for 35 days, from December 9, 1872, to January 13, 1873.

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