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Eugene BLACK

(1879-1975)

BLACK, Eugene, a Representative from Texas; born near Blossom, Lamar County, Tex., July 2, 1879; attended the public schools of Blossom; taught school in Lamar County 1898-1900; employed in the post office at Blossom; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1905; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Clarksville, Red River County, Tex.; was also engaged in the wholesale grocery business; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; appointed by President Hoover to the United States Board of Tax Appeals (now the United States Tax Court) on November 5, 1929 to fill an unexpired term; reappointed in 1932 and again in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for a term of twelve years and served until his retirement November 30, 1953; recalled December 1, 1953, to perform further judicial service with the United States Tax Court until March 31, 1966; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there on May 22, 1975; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Md.

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

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