George Robinson Black

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George Robison Black
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by John C. Nicholls
Succeeded by John C. Nicholls
Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born March 24, 1835 (1835-03-24)
Near Jacksonboro, Georgia
Died November 3, 1886 (1886-11-04) (aged 51)
Sylvania, Georgia
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic
Profession Attorney
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Rank Confederate States of America Lieutenant Colonel.png Lieutenant colonel
Commands 63rd Georgia Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

George Robinson Black (March 24, 1835 – November 3, 1886) was an American politician and lawyer. His wife, Nellie Peters Black, became a prominent social activist.[1]


Black was born at his family's plantation near Jacksonboro, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens and the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1857 and began practice in Savannah, Georgia.

During the American Civil War, Black served in the Confederate States Army as a first lieutenant in the Phoenix Riflemen and later as a lieutenant colonel of the Sixty-third Georgia Regiment.

After the war, Black participated in the Georgia constitutional convention in 1865 and was a delegate to the 1872 Democratic National Convention. He later served as state Senator from 1874 to 1877 and was the vice president of the Georgia State Agricultural Society. Black was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1880 as a Democrat in the 47th Congress; however, he lost his reelection campaign in 1882. He died in Sylvania, Georgia, in 1886 and was buried in Sylvania Cemetery.


  1. ^ Chirhart, Ann Short (2009). Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. ISBN 0820333360. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Nicholls
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Succeeded by
John C. Nicholls