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Edmond Spencer BLACKBURN

(1868-1912)

BLACKBURN, Edmond Spencer, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Boone, Watauga County, N.C., September 22, 1868; attended the common schools and academies of his native State; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Jefferson, Ashe County, N.C.; reading clerk of the State senate in 1894 and 1895; member of the State house of representatives in 1896 and 1897, serving as speaker pro tempore the latter year; assistant United States attorney in 1898; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; elected to the Fifty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of law in Greensboro, N.C.; died in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn., March 10, 1912; interment in Old Hopewel Cemetery, near Boone, N.C.

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

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