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Blair, Montgomery

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Born: 1813 AD
Died: 1883 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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1813 - Born on the 10th of May in Franklin County, Kentucky, the son of Francis Preston Blair.

 

1835 - Graduated from the United States Military Academy.

 

       - He left the Army, studied law, and began practice at St Louis, Missouri.

 

1834 - 1849 - Became the judge of the court of common pleas.

 

1839 - 1843 - Served as United States district attorney.

 

1852 - He moved to Maryland and devoted himself to law practice.

 

1855 - 1858 - He was the United States Solicitor in the Court of Claims.

 

1857 - Associated with George T. Curtis as counsel for the plaintiff in the Dred Scott v. Sanford case.

 

1860 - He took an active part in the presidential campaign in behalf of Abraham Lincoln.

 

1861 - 1864 - Became the Postmaster General.

 

1868 - Democratic vice presidential candidate.

 

1883 - He died on 27th of July.

 

 

 


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