Alexander William Black

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Alexander Black
Grave of Alexander William Black, Dean Cemetery
Black's large townhouse at 5 Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh

Alexander William Black (28 February 1859 – 29 December 1906)[1] was a Liberal Party politician in Scotland.

Originally trained as a lawyer, he was elected at the 1900 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Banffshire,[2] and was re-elected in 1906. However he died in December that year from injuries received in a railway accident at Elliot Junction,[3] forcing a by-election early in 1907.[2]

In later life he is listed as living at 5 Learmonth Terrace in western Edinburgh.[4]

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.


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 1)
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 530. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ "Election Intelligence. Banffshire". The Times. London. 31 December 1906. p. 9. 
  4. ^ Edinburgh and Leith Post Office Directory 1905-6

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir William Wedderburn, Bt
Member of Parliament for Banffshire
Succeeded by
Walter Waring