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Preceded by  David A. Russell
Alma mater  Williams College
Education  Williams College
Succeeded by  David L. Seymour
Name  Bernard Blair
Party  Whig Party
Citizenship  United States
Role  Politician
Resigned  March 3, 1843
Political party  Whig Party
Died  May 7, 1880

Bernard Blair
Born  May 24, 1801 Williamstown, Massachusetts (1801-05-24)
Spouse(s)  Charlotte Lansing Blair

Bernard Blair (May 24, 1801 – May 7, 1880) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.



Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Blair was the son of William and Sally (Train) Blair. He attended the public schools and pursued preparatory studies. He was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1825. He married Charlotte Lansing.


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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