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James Lawrence Blair
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1854
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1904
Eustis
Lake County
Florida, USA

Lawyer. James was the son of Frank P. and Apolline Alexander Blair. After graduating from Princeton College, he went to work as an office boy in a wholesale house on Main Street, earning $15 per month. He soon obtained a position as a clerk for one and a half years in the assessor's office, during which time he attended law school. In 1877 he was admitted to the bar and in 1881 entered the firm with his brother Frank P. Blair Jr. which became known as J.L. & F.P. Blair. After his brother left St. Louis, James became partners with Judge Seddon. In 1885 he was appointed police commissioner and served as vice and acting president of the board for four years. In addition, he was a member of the executive committee of the Civil Service Reform Association.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Preston Blair (1821 - 1875)
  Appoline Alexander Blair (1828 - 1908)
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Alexander Blair (1848 - 1932)*
  Christine Biddle Blair Graham (1852 - 1915)*
  James Lawrence Blair (1854 - 1904)
  Francis Preston Blair (1856 - 1914)*
  Cary Montgomery Blair (1867 - 1944)*
  Eveline M Blair (1870 - 1876)*
  William Alexander Blair (1873 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 13 Lot 298
 
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: May 04, 2009
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