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 George Robison Black

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George Robison Black

  • Birth 24 Mar 1835 Screven County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 3 Nov 1886 Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6586388

US Congressman. He attended the local Georgia schools and then the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina. A student of law, he was admitted to the bar in 1857 and set up a practice in Savannah, Georgia. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate States Army as a first lieutenant of the Phoenix Riflemen and was promoted up to lieutenant colonel in the Sixty-third Georgia Regiment. After the war he entered politics and was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1865; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1872; and a member of the State senate from 1874 to 1877. On the national level he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh US Congress in 1880. He failed in his bid for renomination to the Forty-eighth Congress.

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  • Added: 7 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6586388
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Robison Black (24 Mar 1835–3 Nov 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6586388, citing Sylvania Cemetery, Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .