Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1810-01-10
Death 1883-08-19
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

United States Attorney General.

From the description of Jeremiah S. Black letters, 1860-1877. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936671

Biographical Note

  • 1810, Jan. 10: Born, near Stony Creek, Pa.
  • 1830: Admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania
  • 1836: Married Mary Forward
  • 1842: Appointed judge of court of common pleas, sixteenth district, Pennsylvania
  • 1851: Appointed justice of supreme court of Pennsylvania
  • 1857 - 1860 : United States attorney general
  • 1860: Appointed secretary of state replacing Lewis Cass
  • 1861: Appointed to United States Supreme Court by James Buchanan but not confirmed by Senate Appointed United States Supreme Court reporter Wrote first volume of annual publication, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1873: Helped revise Pennsylvania constitution
  • 1876: Defended Democratic presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden before electoral commission
  • 1883, Aug. 19: Died, York, Pa.

From the guide to the Jeremiah S. Black Papers, 1813-1904, (bulk 1856-1880), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Postal service--Law and legislation
  • Islands
  • Political corruption
  • Antislavery movements
  • Procedure (Law)--History
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Guano industry
  • Land titles--History--19th century
  • Impeachments
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia
  • American Confederate voluntary exiles
  • Slavery--Southern States
  • Slavery--Kansas

Occupations:

  • Lawyers
  • Politicians
  • Cabinet officers
  • Statesmen

Places:

  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • Johnston Island (as recorded)
  • Hawaii (as recorded)