Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs Politician

Jonathan clarkson gibbs

Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, II (September 28, 1821 – August 14, 1874) was a Presbyterian minister and a prominent African-American officeholder during Reconstruction. He served as first black Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction of Florida, and along with Josiah Thomas Walls, was among the most powerful black officeholders in the state during Reconstruction. Gibbs was born free in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 28, 1821. His father, the Reverend Jonathan Gibbs I, married Maria Jackson. The elder Gibbs was a Methodist minister, and his wife was a Baptist. Jonathan C. Gibbs II was the oldest of four children born to the couple. He grew up in Philadelphia during a time when the city was rife with anti-black and anti-abolitionist sentiments. Such sentiments were not unfamiliar to free blacks, as many white Northerners during this period practiced both white superiority and discrimination against blacks. Gibbs and his brother, Mifflin, attended the local Free School in Philadelphia. Though not much is known about the details of his early life, Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs grew up in a Philadelphia where anti-black riots and violence were quite common.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 28th, 1821
United States of America
Date of death
August 14th, 1874 at age of 52
Place of death
Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America
African American




1. Princeton Theological Seminary Colleges/University

Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) is a seminary in Princeton, New Jersey associated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). While Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University are separate entities, there is reciprocity for use of certain facilities such as their libraries, student health clinic, as well as cross enrollment in classes.

Type Private school
2010. 800 mil. $
64 Mercer Street, 08542 - Princeton, New Jersey
2007. 660
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2. Dartmouth College Colleges/University

Dartmouth College (often referred to as Dartmouth  /ˈdɑrtməθ/ DART-məth) is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. The institution comprises a liberal arts college, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Incorporated as "Trustees of Dartmouth College," it is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,248 and a total student enrollment of 6,141, Dartmouth is the smallest school in the Ivy League.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 3.73 bil. $
2010. 3.14 bil. $
Institution colors
December 13th, 1769
207 Parkhurst Hall, 03755 - Hanover, New Hampshire
2013. 4,276
2010. 4,248
2009. 4,197
2008. 4,164
2013. 2,066
2010. 1,893
2008. 1,685
Acceptance rate
2014. 11.5 %
2013. 10.4 %
2012. 9.8 %
2011. 10.1 %
2010. 11.7 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.4 K $
2010. 40 K $
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3. Kimball Union Academy Boarding school

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Type Private school
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Main Street, 03770 - Meriden, New Hampshire
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