Burwell Toler represented Hanover and Henrico counties at the Constitutional Convention of 1867–1868.
Most likely born enslaved, Toler
became an ordained
minister in 1865 and founded churches in at least four counties. In 1867 he won a seat at
the constitutional convention mandated by the Reconstruction Acts. Toler served on the
prestigious Committee of Thirteen, which established procedures for the convention,
and generally sided with the Republican Pa. . .
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