Jacob B. Blair

Infobox Officeholder
name = Jacob Beeson Blair



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state = Virginia
district = 11th
term_start = 2 December 1861
term_end = 3 March 1863
preceded = John S. Carlile
succeeded = "Vacant"
state2 = West Virginia
district2 = 1st
term_start2 = 7 December 1863
term_end2 = March 1865
preceded2 = "None"
succeeded2 = Chester D. Hubbard
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minister_from3 = United States
country3 = Costa Rica
term_start3 = 6 October 1868
term_end3 = 30 June 1873
predecessor3 = Albert G. Lawrence
successor3 = George Williamson
president3 = Andrew Johnson
birth_date = birth date|1821|4|11
birth_place = Parkersburg Virginia (now West Virginia)
death_date = death date and age|1901|2|12|1821|4|11
death_place = Salt Lake City, Utah
restingplace = Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Salt Lake City, Utah
restingplacecoordinates = coord|40.755|-111.850|type:landmark
nationality = American
party = Unconditional Unionist
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Jacob Beeson Blair (April 11, 1821 - February 12, 1901) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia and from West Virginia.

Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (then Virginia), Blair studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was a lawyer in private practice and served as prosecuting attorney, Ritchie County, West Virginia (then Virginia as well).

Blair was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John S. Carlile. Blair served in this capacity from December 2, 1861 to March 3, 1863. He was then elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth Congress (December 7, 1863-March 3, 1865).He was United States Minister to Costa Rica from 1868 to 1873. He later served as associate justice of the Supreme Court of Wyoming from 1876 to 1888. He was a probate judge for Salt Lake County, Utah from 1892 to 1895, and surveyor general of Utah from 1897 to 1901. He died in Salt Lake City and was interred in Mount Olive Cemetery there.

ee also

*United States Congressional Delegations from West Virginia

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**CongBio|B000525


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