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 James Lawrence Blair

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James Lawrence Blair

  • Birth 2 Apr 1854 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Death 16 Jan 1904 Eustis, Lake County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 13 Lot 298
  • Memorial ID 36709475

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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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 4 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36709475
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lawrence Blair (2 Apr 1854–16 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36709475, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .