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Matthew Ricketts

Born: Apr 3, 1858

Death: Jan 1, 1917

Birthplace: Henry County

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Matthew Ricketts

Date of Birth : Apr 3, 1858
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1917
Birth Place : Henry County

Matthew Oliver Ricketts was an American politician and physician. He was the first African-American state senator in the Nebraska Legislature, where he served for two terms. He was also the first African American to graduate from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha.


  • Politician
  • Physician

Also known as

  • Dr. Matthew Ricketts
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