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Henry BLACK

(1783-1841)

BLACK, Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near the borough of Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., February 25, 1783; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1816-1818; justice of the peace; associate judge of Somerset County, Pa., 1820-1840; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles Ogle and served from June 28, 1841, until his death in Somerset, Pa., on November 28, 1841; interment in the family cemetery, Stony Creek Township, Somerset County, Pa.

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

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