US Con  ★ ★  Blair, Francis P. Jr. - U.S. Congressman, MO

Francis Preston Blair Jr.

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Born: February 19, 1821

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Father: Francis Preston Blair Sr. 1791 – 1876
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Mother: Eliza Violet Gist 1794 – 1877
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Wife: Appoline Alexander 1828 – 1908
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​

Children:

Andrew Alexander Blair 1848 – 1932​
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​
Christine Biddle Blair Graham 1852 – 1915​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
James Lawrence Blair 1854 – 1904​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
Dr. Francis Preston Blair III 1856 – 1914​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
Cary Montgomery Blair 1867 – 1944​
(Buried: Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas)​
Eveline M. Blair 1870 – 1876​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
William Alexander Blair 1873 – 1898​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)
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Education:

Attended University of North Carolina​
1841: Graduated from Princeton College​
Studied law at Transylvania University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Saint Louis, Missouri working with Thomas Hart Benton​
1845: Traveled west for a Buffalo Hunt in Eastern Colorado​
1846 – 1848: Served in the Mexican – American War​
Served in the expedition of Stephen Kearney in Santa Fe​
New Mexico Territory Attorney General​
1852 – 1856: Missouri State Representative​
1857 – 1859: United States Congressman from Missouri​
1860: United States Congressman from Missouri​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: United States Congressman from Missouri​
1861 – 1863: Congressional Chairman of Military Affairs Committee​
1861: Equipped and Organized Home Guard in Missouri​
1861: Captured Secessionist State Militia guarding an Arsenal​
1862: Colonel of Missouri Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Division Commander during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Received injury to his leg when artillery horse kicked him​
1863: Suffered from malarial poison​
1863: Division Commander during the Battle of Chattanooga Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Served as Corps Commander in Georgia and Carolina's​

Occupation after War:

1865: Suffered from depression due to injury of his hand​
1866: Unsuccessful Candidate for Missouri State Representative​
1868: Unsuccessful Democratic Vice – Presidential Candidate​
1870: Accidental Witness to an incident in a famous homicide case​
1871 – 1873: United States Senator from Missouri​
1872 – 1875: Suffered from the effects of Paralysis​
1873 – 1875: Missouri State Superintendent of Insurance​

Died: July 8, 1875

Place of Death:
St. Louis, Missouri

Cause of Death:
Paralysis

Age at time of Death: 54 years old

Burial Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

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Francis Preston Blair Jr.

Born: February 19, 1821View attachment 345765

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Father: Francis Preston Blair Sr. 1791 – 1876
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Mother: Eliza Violet Gist 1794 – 1877
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​

Wife: Appoline Alexander 1828 – 1908
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​

Children:

Andrew Alexander Blair 1848 – 1932​
(Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​
Christine Biddle Blair Graham 1852 – 1915​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
James Lawrence Blair 1854 – 1904​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
Dr. Francis Preston Blair III 1856 – 1914​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
Cary Montgomery Blair 1867 – 1944​
(Buried: Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas)​
Eveline M. Blair 1870 – 1876​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)​
William Alexander Blair 1873 – 1898​
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri)View attachment 345766

Education:

Attended University of North Carolina​
1841: Graduated from Princeton College​
Studied law at Transylvania University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Saint Louis, Missouri working with Thomas Hart Benton​
1845: Traveled west for a Buffalo Hunt in Eastern Colorado​
1846 – 1848: Served in the Mexican – American War​
Served in the expedition of Stephen Kearney in Santa Fe​
New Mexico Territory Attorney General​
1852 – 1856: Missouri State Representative​
1857 – 1859: United States Congressman from Missouri​
1860: United States Congressman from Missouri​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: United States Congressman from Missouri​
1861 – 1863: Congressional Chairman of Military Affairs Committee​
1861: Equipped and Organized Home Guard in Missouri​
1861: Captured Secessionist State Militia guarding an Arsenal​
1862: Colonel of Missouri Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Division Commander during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Received injury to his leg when artillery horse kicked him​
1863: Suffered from malarial poison​
1863: Division Commander during the Battle of Chattanooga Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Served as Corps Commander in Georgia and Carolina's​

Occupation after War:

1865: Suffered from depression due to injury of his hand​
1866: Unsuccessful Candidate for Missouri State Representative​
1868: Unsuccessful Democratic Vice – Presidential Candidate​
1870: Accidental Witness to an incident in a famous homicide case​
1871 – 1873: United States Senator from Missouri​
1872 – 1875: Suffered from the effects of Paralysis​
1873 – 1875: Missouri State Superintendent of Insurance​

Died: July 8, 1875

Place of Death:
St. Louis, Missouri

Cause of Death:
Paralysis

Age at time of Death: 54 years old

Burial Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

Died at 54. He was a young man, and survived the war. What a shame.
 
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