Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Sampson W. Keeble

Marker ID: THC 3A 130
Location: 111 Broadway, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 9.712    W 086° 46.493
  36.16186666    -86.77488333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMF9VB


Sampson W. Keeble, barber, businessman, and civic leader, became the first African-American to serve in the Tennessee General Assembly. Serving from 1873 to 1875, Keeble was appointed to the House Military Affairs Committee and the Immigration Committee. After service in the legislature, he was elected magistrate in Davidson County and served from 1877 to 1882.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.