Ebenezer Bassett

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Portrait of E. Bassett
Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett (Litchfield, Connecticut Oct. 16, 1833 - Nov. 15, 1908) was appointed US Minister to Haiti in 1869, this made him the first African American diplomat. Bassett served as minister resident and consul general in Haiti from 1869 to 1877. Ebenezer Bassett was of also of Pequot Indian ancestry.

Basett was buried in the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut.

See also

  • Frederick Douglass - Minister-Resident and Consul-General to the Republic of Haiti from 18989 to 1891.

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