NIBLACK, Silas Leslie, (1825 - 1883)


NIBLACK, Silas Leslie, (cousin of William Ellis Niblack), a Representative from Florida; born in Camden County, Ga., March 17, 1825; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1851 and commenced practice in Lake City, Columbia County, Fla.; judge of the probate court of Columbia County; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Josiah T. Walls to the Forty-second Congress and served from January 29 to March 3, 1873; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; member of the State senate in 1879; carried on extensive farming operations and engaged in the practice of law in Lake City, Columbia County, Fla., until his death on February 13, 1883; interment in the Old Cathey Cemetery.