Alexander William Black
Originally trained as a lawyer, he was elected at the 1900 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Banffshire, and was re-elected in 1906. However he died in December that year from injuries received in a railway accident at Elliot Junction, forcing a by-election early in 1907.
He is buried near his home, in the north section of Dean Cemetery in Edinburgh towards the south-west corner of the north section. He is buried with his wife Ellinor (1885-1918), some 26 years his junior.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 530. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- "Election Intelligence. Banffshire". The Times. London. 31 December 1906. p. 9.
- Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1905-6
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Alexander William Black
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Sir William Wedderburn, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Banffshire
1900 – 1906
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