Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876

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Dates:
Birth 1791-04-12
Death 1876-10-18

Biographical notes:

Francis P. Blair, 1791-1876, was an influential Kentucky politician, and later, a Washington, D.C. newspaper editor. In 1814, Blair held the position of Franklin County Circuit Court Clerk, and in the 1820's was appointed Clerk of the New Court of Appeals. When the New Court collapsed, Blair became a writer for Amos Kendall's Argus of the Western America. Many pieces were printed in this publication supporting the election of Andrew Jackson over Henry Clay.

From the description of Francis P. Blair papers : letter, court document, and handbill, 1814-1869. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36807874

Newspaperman and politician; resident of Washington, D.C.

From the description of Papers, 1831-1867. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122509817

From the description of Papers, 1831-1867. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19212120

Politician; president, Bank of Kentucky, 1828-1830; editor, Washington Globe, 1830-1845; arranged the Hampton Roads Peace Conference, attempting to end the Civil War, Feb. 1865.

From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to Pres[ident Abraham] Lincoln, 1865 Jan. 12. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27246085

Francis Preston Blair and John Cook Rives were publishers of the Globe and the Congressional Globe, Washington, D.C. newspapers.

From the guide to the Francis Preston Blair and John Cook Rives papers, 1837-1860, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

From the guide to the Francis Preston Blair, Sr. letters, 1830-1864, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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  • Judges--Selection and appointment--History--Sources
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Princeton (College Of New Jersey)
  • Newspapers
  • Slaves--Emancipation
  • Publishers and Publishing

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