Henry Black

Birth
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Nov 1841 (aged 58)
Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 27433797 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave Memorial 27433797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Black (25 Feb 1783–28 Nov 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27433797, citing Black Family Cemetery, Somerset, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .