BLACK, James Conquest Cross

BLACK, James Conquest Cross
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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BLACK, James Conquest Cross, A Representative from Georgia; born in Stamping Ground, Scott County, Ky., May 9, 1842; attended the common schools and the high school at Newcastle, Ky., and was graduated from Georgetown College, Kentucky, in 1862; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in Company A, Ninth Kentucky Cavalry, in the Confederate Army; moved to Augusta, Ga., in 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Augusta, Ga.; member of the State house of representatives 1873-1877; served as president of the Augusta Orphan Asylum 1879-1886; member of the city council; served as city attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1893, to March 4, 1895, when he resigned; subsequently elected to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation and served from October 2, 1895, to March 3, 1897; was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the practice of law in Augusta, Ga., until his death there on October 1, 1928; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names. File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1864-1899, 7 volumes. Diary, May-October, 1864, of James Conquest Cross Black while serving with the 9th Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A., in Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and six scrapbooks of clippings relating to his legal and political careers.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Black, James Conquest Cross. Confederate memorial record. Anniversary address, Confederate Memorial Day, April 26th, 1890. Augusta, Ga.: Chronicle Publishing Co., 1890.

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