Bernard Blair

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Bernard Blair
Bernard Blair.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by David A. Russell
Succeeded by David L. Seymour
Personal details
Born May 24, 1801 (1801-05-24)
Williamstown, Massachusetts
Died May 7, 1880 (1880-05-08) (aged 78)
Salem, Washington County, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Whig Party
Spouse(s) Charlotte Lansing Blair
Alma mater Williams College

Attorney Banker

Religion Presbyterian

Bernard Blair (May 24, 1801 – May 7, 1880) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Blair was the son of William and Sally (Train) Blair. He attended the public schools and pursued preparatory studies. He was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1825. He married Charlotte Lansing.[1]


Blair moved to Salem, Washington County, New York, in 1825. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Salem, subsequently being admitted as counselor and solicitor in chancery. He was a delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1839.[2]

Elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, Blair was United States Representative for the twelfth district of New York and served from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843.[3] After his term in Congress, he discontinued the practice of his profession and engaged in business pursuits.


Blair died in Salem, Washington County, New York, on May 7, 1880 (age 78 years, 349 days). He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Bernard Blair". Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bernard Blair". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bernard Blair". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bernard Blair". Find A Grave. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David A. Russell
Representative of the 12th Congressional District of New York
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by
David L. Seymour

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website