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Francis Preston Blair, Jr
Birth: Feb. 19, 1821
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1875
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

After graduating from Princeton & law school, Blair took up practice with his brother in St. Louis in 1842. He was elected to Congress in 1856 & again in 1860. His organizational ability in creating the Union Party in Missouri, his active opposition to Governor Jackson & other southern sympathizers, & his family's political influence were instrumental in holding Missouri for the union. Blair was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers after successfully organizing seven Union regiments. He was promoted to major general as a result. By the end of his career, he had led both the XV & XVII Corps of Sherman's army in Georgia & the Carolinas. He spent his entire fortune in support of the Union & then reentered Missouri politics with limited success. He served as U.S. Senator from Missouri to fill an unexpired term & retired because of poor health. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Francis Preston Blair (1791 - 1876)
  Eliza Violet Gist Blair (1794 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Appoline Alexander Blair (1828 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Christine Biddle Blair Graham (1852 - 1915)*
  James Lawrence Blair (1854 - 1904)*
  Francis Preston Blair (1856 - 1914)*
  Eveline M Blair (1870 - 1876)*
  William Alexander Blair (1873 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  Montgomery Blair (1813 - 1883)*
  Elizabeth Blair Lee (1818 - 1906)*
  Francis Preston Blair (1821 - 1875)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 13, Lot 298
GPS (lat/lon): 38.69065, -90.23383
 
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Record added: Nov 17, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18442
Francis Preston Blair, Jr
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Francis Preston Blair, Jr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Francis Preston Blair, Jr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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