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Henry Franklin Black, American lawyer.


Black, Henry Franklin was born on March 27, 1906 in Newport, Vermont, United States. Son of Harry A. and Jane M. (Gates) Black.


Bachelor of Science, Norwich U., 1928, Doctor of Laws, 1974. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1933.


Bar, 1934; state’s attorney Windsor County, Vermont, 1937-1941, superior judge, 1941-1949. Practiced in White River Junction, Vermont, 1949-1977. Senior partner firm Black & Plante, White River Junction, 1959-1977.

Lecturer medical jurisprudence Dartmouth Medical School, 1968-1977. Member of advisory commission on civil rules Vermont Supreme Court, 1971-1977. Co-chairman trust division National Conference Lawyers and Bankers, 1974-1974.

Director, general counsel Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Montpelier, Vermont, Northern Security Insurance Company, Montpelier. Director Twin State Fruit Corporation, White River Junction, Dartmouth National Bank of Hanover, N.H.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Some Observations Relative to Vermont’s Judicial System, 1956.


Member of advisory commission on civil rules Vermont Supreme Court, 1971-1977. Member Vermont Board Education, 1950-1953. Member World Conference Peace Through Law, 1968-1977.

Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American College Probate Counsel, American Bar Foundation. Member Inter-American, American (member house delegations 1961-1977, Board of Governors 1975-1977), Vermont (president 1956-1957. Mason (Shriner), Rotarian, Elk.


Married Beatrice M. Skinner, September 12, 1930. Children: Harry A., Roy S.

Harry A. Black

Jane M. (Gates) Black

Beatrice M. Skinner

Roy S. Black

Harry A. Black