BLACK, Frank Swett, (1853 - 1913)


An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BLACK, Frank Swett, a Representative from New York; born near Limington, York County, Maine, March 8, 1853; attended the district schools, and was graduated from Lebanon Academy, West Lebanon, Maine, in 1871; taught school for several years; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1875; editor of the Johnstown (N.Y.) Journal; moved to Troy, N.Y., and engaged in newspaper work; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Troy; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to January 7, 1897, when he resigned to become Governor; Governor of New York 1897-1899; resumed the practice of law in New York City; died in Troy, N.Y., March 22, 1913; the remains were cremated and placed in a sepulcher on his farm near Freedom, Carroll County, N.H.