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George Robison Black
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 1st district
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
|Preceded by||John C. Nicholls|
|Succeeded by||John C. Nicholls|
|Member of the Georgia Senate
from the 17th district
January 13, 1875 – February 22, 1877
|Preceded by||Joseph S. Cone|
|Succeeded by||Herman H. Perry|
|Born||March 24, 1835
Near Jacksonboro, Georgia
|Died||November 3, 1886
|Resting place||Sylvania Cemetery
|Allegiance||Confederate States of America|
|Branch/service||Confederate States of America Army|
|Commands||63rd Georgia Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
George Robison Black (March 24, 1835 – November 3, 1886) was an American politician and lawyer. His wife, Nellie Peters Black, became a prominent social activist.
Black was born at his family's plantation near Jacksonboro, Georgia as the son of Edward Junius Black and Augusta George Anna Kirkland Black. He attended the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens and the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1857 and began practice in Savannah, Georgia.
After the war, Black participated in the Georgia constitutional convention in 1865 and was a delegate to the 1872 Democratic National Convention. He later served as state Senator from 1875 to 1877 and was the vice president of the Georgia State Agricultural Society. Black was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1880 as a Democrat in the 47th Congress; however, he lost his reelection campaign in 1882. He died in Sylvania, Georgia, in 1886 and was buried in Sylvania Cemetery.
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