Bernard Blair Edit Profile
He attended the public schools and pursued preparatory studies. He was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1825.
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.
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. 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.
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