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Henry Black
Birth: Feb. 25, 1783
Somerset
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1841
Somerset
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. Born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, he was active as a farmer while studying law independently. His first public office was as a local justice of the peace. He was a member of the State House of Representatives from 1816 to 1818, and an associate judge of Somerset County from 1820 to 1840. In 1841 Black was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy left by the death of Charles Ogle; he served exactly five months, from June 28 to November 28, before his sudden death from apoplexy. There is a cenotaph for him at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. He was the father of US Attorney General Jeremiah S. Black. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Black Family Cemetery
Somerset
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27433797

GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. REST IN PEACE.
- S.P.
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Nov. 28, 2013
I light a candle for Henry Black ...
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 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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