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

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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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, Attorney General 1857 Sept. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, 1802-1869. Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to J. S. Black, 1857 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Green, James Stephen, 1817-1870. Autograph letter signed : Canton, Missouri, to J.S. Black, 1858 July 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 May 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Pacific Guano Company dispute, 1859. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn James A. Garfield Papers, 1775-1889, (bulk 1850-1881) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Howell Cobb, [Washington, D.C.], 1859 Mar. 16. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Speed, James, 1812-1887. Speed, James 1812-1887 1863-1876 Papers. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885. Letter signed : "Department of the Interior," to J.S. Black, Attorney General, 1857 Dec. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Carl Brent Swisher Collection of Research Material Relating to Roger Brook Taney, 1836-1962 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885. ALS, 1865 October 9 : Paris, to J.S. Black. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Toucey, Isaac, 1792-1869. Letter signed : "Navy Department," to J.S. Black, Attorney General, 1858 May 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Floyd, John Buchanan, 1806-1863. Letter signed "War Department" : Washington, to J. S. Black, Attorney General, 1858 Oct. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Breese, Sidney, 1800-1878. Papers, 1731-1896. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Jeremiah Sullivan Black papers, 1813-1894 (inclusive), 1842-1884 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Cozens, William Barr Nash. Papers, 1864-1871. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Joseph Holt Papers, 1817-1895, (bulk 1859-1889) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1857 Mar. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Jeremiah S. Black letters, 1860-1877. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Andrew Johnson Papers, 1783-1947, (bulk 1865-1869) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Jeremiah S. Black letter to his son, Chauncey Forward Black : and related material : York, Pa. : ALS, [1868?] Apr. 28. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Letter : n.p., to J.D. McPherson, n.p., 1868 July 14. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Holt, Joseph, 1807-1894. Papers of Joseph Holt, 1817-1895 (bulk 1859-1889). Library of Congress
creatorOf Toner, Joseph M. (Joseph Meredith), 1825-1896,. Joseph Meredith Toner Collection, newspaper clippings, 1816-1895 (bulk 1833-1895). Library of Congress
creatorOf Floyd, John Buchanan, 1806-1863. Letter signed : War Department, Washington, to J. S. Black, 1857 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861. [A scrapbook of contemporary newspaper clippings of the speeches and letters of Stephen A. Douglas, 1858-1860, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the Douglas-Black controversy, as reported in the Illinois State Journal, Springfield [O.] Republican, Missouri Republican, Chicago Press and Tribune, Chicago Times, &c., compiled by William A. Turney [of] Springfield, Ill. 1858-1860. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough Papers, 1797-1874 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Rust, Albert, d. 1870. Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to J.S. Black, 1860 June 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Thompson, Jacob, 1810-1885. Letter signed : "Department of the Interior," to J.S. Black, Attorney-General, 1858 May 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
referencedIn McComb, Henry S., 1825-1881. Papers, 1856-1889. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Jeremiah S. Black Papers, 1813-1904, (bulk 1856-1880) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Curtis, George Ticknor, 1812-1894. Letter : Richfield Springs, [N.Y.], to J.S. Black, n.p., 1881 Aug. 26. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Greenwood, Alfred Burton, 1811-1889. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D. C., to J. S. Black, 1857 Mar. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Jeremiah S. Black letter to Governor Charles Jones Jenkins of Georgia, 1867 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Papers of James Buchanan, 1775-1868. Library of Congress
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Letter : [Harrisburg, Pa.?], to Del, [Harrisburg, Pa.?], [1855 Dec. 7?]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 59: State Department.
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883,. Letters of Dabney Herndon Maury and Jules Massenet [manuscript], 1878, 1897. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868. Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 July 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875. Andrew Johnson papers, 1783-1947 (bulk 1865-1869). Library of Congress
referencedIn Buchanan, James, 1791-1868. Papers, 1775-1868. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 48: Secretary Of The Interior.
referencedIn United States. Attorney-General. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to A.V. Brown, [Washington, D.C.], 1858 June 3. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898. Letter to the Attorney General. Chester, Eng. 1859 Oct. 4. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Richards, Franklin S. Franklin Snyder Richards papers, 1929-1931. University of California, Bancroft Library, ARL
creatorOf Floyd, John Buchanan, 1806-1863. Letter signed "War Department" : to J. S. Black, Attorney General, 1859 Jan. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Fink, Albert, 1827-1897. Are railroads monopolies? Commissioner Fink says they are not, and joins issue with Judge Black on the question ... Yale University Library
creatorOf Gwin, William McKendree, 1805-1885. ALS, 1857 April 4 : Washington City, to Hon. Jeremiah S. Black, Attorney General. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf English, William Hayden, 1822-1896. Autograph letter signed : Committee Room [Washington, D.C.], to J.S. Black, Attorney General, 1858 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn New York State Library. Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit. Autographs of American authors and statesmen collection, ca.1770-1865. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Black, Jeremiah S. (Jeremiah Sullivan), 1810-1883. Letter : [Harrisburg, Pa.?], to Del, [Harrisburg, Pa.?], [1855 Dec. 7?]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Broadhead, James O. (James Overton), 1819-1898. Letter signed : Hannibal, [Mo.], to J.S. Black, 1858 June 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Swisher, Carl Brent, 1897-1968. The Carl Brent Swisher collection of research materials relating to Roger B. Taney, 1836-1962. Library of Congress
referencedIn Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes, 1805-1877. Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough papers, 1797-1874. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. person
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Pennsylvania
Confederate States of America
Pennsylvania
Massachusetts
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)
United States
United States
United States
Mississippi
United States
Kansas
Johnston Island
Hawaii
Subject
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
Occupation
Lawyers
Politicians
Cabinet officers
Statesmen
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Birth 1810-01-10

Death 1883-08-19

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