Edward Junius Black

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Edward Junius Black (October 30, 1806 – September 1, 1846) was a United States Representative and lawyer from Georgia. His son was U.S. Representative George Robison Black

Born in Beaufort, South Carolina, in 1806, the elder Black graduated from the Richmond Academy in Augusta, Georgia, studied law, gained admittance to the state bar in 1827 and began practicing law in Augusta.

Black served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1829 to 1831. He moved to Screven County, Georgia, in 1832. In 1838, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Whig to represent Georgia in the 26th United States Congress and served one term from March 4, 1839, until March 3, 1841 as his lost his reelection bid as a Democrat for a second term in that seat in 1840; however, he did win election as a Democrat to fill a vacancy in the 27th Congress caused by the resignations of Georgia Representatives Julius C. Alford, William Crosby Dawson and Eugenius Aristides Nisbet. He won reelection to that seat in the general election of 1842 and served in the 28th Congress and his second sting in the U.S. congress spanned from January 3, 1842 to March 3, 1845. Black lost his reelection bid in 1844 and returned to practicing law. He died on September 1, 1846, and was buried in a family cemetery near Millettville, South Carolina, in Allendale County.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Owens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1841
Succeeded by
Thomas Flournoy Foster
Preceded by
Julius C. Alford
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

January 3, 1842 - March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
George W. Towns