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Edward Junius BLACK


BLACK, Edward Junius, (father of George Robison Black), a Representative from Georgia; born in Beaufort, S.C., October 30, 1806; attended the common schools and was graduated from Richmond Academy, Augusta, Ga.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Augusta, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives 1829-1831; moved to Screven County, Ga., in 1832; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; subsequently elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill in part the vacancies caused by the resignations of Julius C. Alford, William C. Dawson, and Eugenius A. Nisbet; reelected to the Twenty-eighth Congress and served from January 3, 1842, to March 3, 1845; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Millettville, Barnwell District, S.C., September 1, 1846; interment in the family burying ground near Millettville, Allendale County, S.C.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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