Silas L. Niblack

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Silas Leslie Niblack

Silas Leslie Niblack (March 17, 1825 – February 13, 1883) was a Democratic US Representative from Florida. He was the cousin of William Ellis Niblack, US Representative from Indiana.

Born in Camden County, Georgia; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1851 and commenced practice in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida; judge of the probate court of Columbia County; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Josiah T. Walls to the Forty-second United States Congress and served from January 29 to March 3, 1873; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third United States Congress; member of the Florida State Senate in 1879; carried on extensive farming operations and engaged in the practice of law in Lake City until his death; interment in the Old Cathey Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ United States Congress. "Silas L. Niblack (id: N000082)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Josiah T. Walls
United States Representative (at large) from Florida
Succeeded by
William J. Purman