Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883

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Dates:
Birth 1813-05-10
Death 1883-07-27
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer; U.S district attorney, Missouri, 1839-1841; mayor, St. Louis, 1842-1843; judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1843-1849; first solicitor, U.S. Court of Claims, 1855; counsel for Dred Scott, 1856; postmaster general, 1860-1864; Maryland congressman, 1878.

From the description of Letter: Wash[ington, D.C.] to Rev[erend] W[illiam] B[uell] Sprague, Albany, N.Y., 1865 Nov. 20. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27327626

Montgomery Blair served as Lincoln's postmaster general. Montgomery Blair was a conservative and former Democrat from Missouri. In 1864 he was forced to resign as part of an informal deal that saw Radical Republican John C. Fremont, Blair's political enemy from Missouri, withdraw from the presidential race. Sources consulted: Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History; FunkandWagnalls.com; Mark M. Boatner, The Civil War Dictionary.

From the description of Letter, 1861 March 28, to [President Abraham Lincoln]. 1861. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 775023626

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  • Postmasters
  • Elections--California--Los Angeles--19th century--Archival resources
  • Document
  • Slavery
  • Cotton trade

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Wisconsin--Butte des Morts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)