Samuel Luccock Black Edit Profile
He graduated at the public schools of Cambridge, Ohio in 1878, and Ohio Wesleyan University in 1883. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1887.
Black moved to Columbus, Ohio immediately after admission to the bar and set up practice with Powell, Owen, Ricketts, and Black. He continued private practice until elected a judge. He first ran for office in 1896 for Probate Judge of Franklin County, but lost to Tod B. Galloway.
He ran for Mayor of Columbus and defeated Republican Emmett Tompkins in the spring of 1897. While he was mayor, the Union Station was completed, the municipal electric light plant and West Side levee (on the Scioto River) were completed, and the water system was improved. He ran for re-election in the mayoral election of 1899, but was defeated by Republican Samuel J. Swartz.
Black was elected Probate Judge of Franklin County November 1902, and was seated February, 1903. He later transferred to a newly created Juvenile Court. He retired and resumed private practice in 1917.
Black died June 18, 1929, and is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
Married February 13, 1890, Carrie Nelson, Columbus.