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Benjamin G. Humphreys
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Birth Date:August 26, 1808
Astrology Sign:Virgo
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Died Date:December 20, 1882

Occupation:US Politician

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Benjamin G. Humphreys

Biography:Benjamin G. Humphreys (August 26, 1808-December 20, 1882) was an American politician from Mississippi. He served as Governor of Mississippi from 1865 to 1868, during Reconstruction.

Humphreys was born in Claiborne County, Mississippi. He was educated in New Jersey and enrolled at West Point in the same class as Robert E. Lee. However, he was expelled when he participated in a "Christmas frolic" that ended up turning into a riot. Upon his return to Mississippi, he was elected to the state senate representing his native county and served from 1839 to 1844. In 1846, he moved to Sunflower County, Mississippi to become a planter.

Humphreys was commissioned a captain in the Confederate Army in 1861 and was subsequently promoted to brigadier general after the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

In October 1865, he was elected as a Democrat and sworn in as the 26th Governor of Mississippi under President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction plan. He won re-election in 1868 and continued with a second term, but with the beginning of Congressional control of Reconstruction he was physically removed by occupying U.S. armed forces on June 15 of that year. Afterwards, he entered a career in insurance in Jackson, Mississippi. He continued there until his retirement in 1877 to his plantation where he died in 1882.

Humphreys County, Mississippi is named after him. His son, also named Benjamin G. Humphreys, entered into a political career of his own.

Preceded by: William L. Sharkey Governor of Mississippi 1865-1868 Succeeded by: Adelbert Ames Governors of Mississippi Holmes • Poindexter • Leake • Brandon • Holmes • Brandon • Scott • Lynch • Runnels • Quitman • Lynch • McNutt • Tucker • Brown • Matthews • Quitman • Guion • J. Whitfield • Foote • Pettus • McRae • McWillie • Pettus • Clark • Sharkey • Humphreys • Ames • Alcorn • Powers • Ames • Stone • Lowry • Stone • McLaurin • Longino • Vardaman • Noel • Brewer • Bilbo • Russell • H. Whitfield • Murphree • Bilbo • Conner • White • Johnson • Murphree • Bailey • Wright • White • Coleman • Barnett • Johnson Jr. • Williams • Waller • Finch • Winter • Allain • Mabus • Fordice • Musgrove • Barbour

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Benjamin G. Humphreys's Personality Tarot Card The Lovers - Personality Card

Birthday: August 26, 1808

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.

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Benjamin G. Humphreys's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: August 26, 2023

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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