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Henry Black

  • Birth 25 Feb 1783 Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 28 Nov 1841 Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Cenotaph Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Range 56, Site 126
  • Memorial ID 15506329

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.

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A Representative in the Congress of the United States from the state of Pennsylvania





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  • Originally Created by: Marie & Dale V.
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 15506329
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Black (25 Feb 1783–28 Nov 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15506329, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .