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George Robison BLACK

(1835-1886)

BLACK, George Robison, (son of Edward Junius Black), a Representative from Georgia; born on his father’s plantation near Jacksonboro, Screven County, Ga., March 24, 1835; attended the common schools, the University of Georgia at Athens, and the University of South Carolina at Columbia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1857 and commenced practice in Savannah, Ga.; during the Civil War entered the Confederate service as first lieutenant of the Phoenix Riflemen and afterwards was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Sixty-third Georgia Regiment; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872; member of the State senate 1874-1877; vice president of the Georgia State Agricultural Society; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; died in Sylvania, Screven County, Ga., November 3, 1886; interment in Sylvania Cemetery.

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

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