BLAIR, Bernard, (1801 - 1880)


BLAIR, Bernard, a Representative from New York; born in Williamstown, Mass., May 24, 1801; attended the public schools and pursued preparatory studies; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1825; moved to Salem, Washington County, N.Y., in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Salem, subsequently being admitted as counselor and solicitor in chancery; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); discontinued the practice of his profession and engaged in business pursuits; died in Salem, Washington County, N.Y., May 7, 1880; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.