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John BLACK

(1854)
Senate Years of Service:
1832-1833; 1833-1838
Party:
Jacksonian; Anti-Jacksonian; Whig

BLACK, John, a Senator from Mississippi; born in Massachusetts, but date of birth is unknown; engaged in teaching; studied law; commenced practice in Louisiana; moved to Mississippi; elected judge of the fourth circuit and supreme court 1826-1832; appointed as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Powhatan Ellis and served from November 12, 1832, to March 3, 1833; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian (later Whig) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1833, and served from November 22, 1833, to January 22, 1838, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Private Lands (Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses); resumed the practice of law in Winchester, Va., and died there August 29, 1854; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery.

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

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