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Henry William Blair

Henry William Blair, American senator. Served captain and lieutenant colonel 15th N.H. Vols., Civil War; member N.H. House of Representatives, 1866. Senate, 1867-1868; member 44th, 45th and 53d Congresses (1875-1879, 1903-1905).

Background

  • Blair, Henry William was born on December 6, 1834 in Campton, New Hampshire, United States. Son of William Henry and Lois (Baker) Blair.

  • Education

    • Academic education in N.H. (honorary Master of Arts, Dartmouth, 1873). Admitted to N.H. bar.

    Career

    • Father of Henry P. B.

    Works

    • Author Blair bill to extend federal aid to education in the states, which 3 times passed Senate. Also bills establishing United States Labor Department, the Sunday Rest bill, temperance, financial and other legislation. Originator of bills under which about half of the soldiers’ pensions are paid.

      Practicing law, since 1895. Author: The Temperance Movement—or the Conflict of Man with Alcohol.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served captain and lieutenant colonel 15th N.H. Vols., Civil War. Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1866. Senate, 1867-1868; member 44th, 45th and 53d Congresses (1875-1879, 1903-1905).

    Connections

    • Married Eliza Ann Nelson, December 20, 1859 (died 1907).
    • father: William Henry Blair
    • mother: Lois (Baker) Blair
    • spouse: Eliza Ann Nelson
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    Died March 14, 1920
    (aged 85)
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