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BLACK-DENNIS (Soundex B423)

  Black-Dennis, Kathy — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.


BLACKALL (Soundex B424) — See also ACKAL, BICKAL, BLACK, BLACKARD, BLACKHALL, BLALACK, BUCKALEW, LACKAYE, MACKALL, MCKALLIP.

  BLACKALL: See also George Wells Beach
  Blackall, Robert C. — of Albany County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1871. Burial location unknown.


BLACKARD (Soundex B426) — See also BLACK, BLACKALL, HACKARD, LACKAYE, PACKARD, THACKARA, ZACKARY.

  Blackard, Wade (b. 1896) — Born in Jackson, Madison County, Tenn., July 16, 1896. U.S. Vice Consul in Calgary, 1920-21; Singapore, 1921-22; Cobh, as of 1926-27; Belfast, as of 1929; Port Said, as of 1932. Burial location unknown.


BLACKBURD (Soundex B421) — See also BLACK, BLACKBURN, BLACKBURNE, COCKBURN, HACKBARTH, KICKBUSCH, LOCKBURNER, ROCKBURN, SACKBERGER.

  Blackburd, Rhnae — Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2012. Female. Still living as of 2012.


BLACKBURN (Soundex B421) — See also BLACK, BLACKBURD, BLACKBURNE, COCKBURN, HACKBARTH, KICKBUSCH, LOCKBURNER, ROCKBURN, SACKBERGER.

  BLACKBURN: See also John Baylis — Wallace W. Bellew — Alexander Blackburn Bradford — Charles Henry Bryant — Blackburn Barrett Dovener — Jennifer Blackburn Dunn — Wade H. Ellis — Eugene Blackburn Gary — Augustine Blackburn Hardin — E. Blackburn Moore — Richard Tyler Polk — Francis Blackburn Posey — R. S. Blackburn Smith — John Hiram Taylor — Jonathan E. Taylor — George B. Warner — William Blackburn Wilson
  Blackburn, Angela — of Huber Heights, Montgomery County, Ohio. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Blackburn, Ben B. See Benjamin Bentley Blackburn
  Blackburn, Benjamin Bentley (b. 1927) — also known as Benjamin B. Blackburn; Ben B. Blackburn — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga., February 14, 1927. Republican. U.S. Representative from Georgia 4th District, 1967-75; delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1972. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Optimist Club. Still living as of 1998.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Blackburn, Brenda — Reform candidate for U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1st District, 2002. Female. Still living as of 2002.
  Blackburn, Bruce B., Sr. — of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Fla. Mayor of St. Petersburg, Fla., 1947-49. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Cash — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Charles Franklin (b. 1925) — also known as Charles F. Blackburn — of Henderson, Vance County, N.C. Born in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tenn., April 30, 1925. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state senate 3rd District, 1959. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Kappa Sigma. Still living as of 1959.
  Relatives: Son of George Cline Blackburn and Anne Rosson (Templeton) Blackburn.
  Blackburn, Charles Milton (1912-1982) — also known as Charles Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., May 31, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; chair of Woodford County Democratic Party, 1952-55; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956. Methodist. Member, Sigma Chi; Kiwanis; American Legion. Died in Lee County, Fla., August 19, 1982 (age 70 years, 80 days). Interment at Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Smith Alford Blackburn and Laura Browning Blackburn; married 1933 to Martha Hardesty (divorced); great-grandnephew of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin five times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin thrice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862).
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blackburn, D. R. N. — of Oregon. Republican. Oregon state attorney general, 1899-1903. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, DeVon — of Huntington, Huntington County, Ind. Republican. Mayor of Huntington, Ind., 1956-59; defeated, 1963. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, E. Spencer See Edmond Spencer Blackburn
  Blackburn, Ed, Jr. — of Tampa, Hillsborough County, Fla. Candidate for mayor of Tampa, Fla., 1963. Still living as of 1963.
  Blackburn, Edmond Spencer (1868-1912) — also known as E. Spencer Blackburn — of Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, N.C. Born near Boone, Watauga County, N.C., September 22, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1896-97; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1901-03, 1905-07; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1904. Died in Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn., March 10, 1912 (age 43 years, 170 days). Interment at Old Hopewell Cemetery, Boone, N.C.
  Cross-reference: Charles Holden Cowles
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Blackburn, Fletcher J. — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Mayor of Jacksonville, Ill., 1935-38. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edmund Blackburn (1833-1921) and Sarah Jane (Jordan) Blackburn (1843-1922).
  Blackburn, Francis — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, G. R. — of Pikeville, Pike County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, J. E. — of Raleigh County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1955-56. Still living as of 1956.
  Blackburn, J. F. — of Hutchinson, Reno County, Kan. Postmaster at Hutchinson, Kan., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, James C. — of Stewarts Station (now Trafford), Westmoreland County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Stewarts Station, Pa., 1879-82. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, James L. — U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1980-81. Still living as of 1981.
  Blackburn, James M. — of Florida. Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 20th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Blackburn, James W. — of Kentucky. Secretary of state of Kentucky, 1880-83. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, John — of Fordsville, Ohio County, Ky. Republican. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 17th District, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Blackburn, John C. — of Baltimore, Md. Mayor of Baltimore, Md., 1861-62. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, John C. — of Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, John W. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, John W. — Justice of Utah territorial supreme court, 1889-93. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, John W. — of Malta Bend, Saline County, Mo. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Joseph — of Wappingers Creek (now Wappingers Falls), Dutchess County, N.Y.; Channingville (now Wappingers Falls), Dutchess County, N.Y. Postmaster at Wappingers Creek, N.Y., 1840-41, 1844-47; Channingville, N.Y., 1847-49. Burial location unknown.
Joseph C. S. Blackburn Blackburn, Joseph Clay Stiles (1838-1918) — also known as Joseph C. S. Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born near Spring Station, Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1871-75; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1875-85; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1885-97, 1901-07; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896, 1900, 1904. Died in Washington, D.C., September 12, 1918 (age 79 years, 346 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Mitchell Blackburn (1787-1867) and Lavinia St. Clair (Bell) Blackburn (1794-1863); brother of Luke Pryor Blackburn; married, February 10, 1858, to Therese Graham (1839-1899); married, December 11, 1901, to Mary E. Blackburn; father of Corinne Blackburn (1869-1958; who married William Holt Gale); granduncle of Smith Alford Blackburn; great-granduncle of Charles Milton Blackburn; first cousin twice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Mount Blackburn, the highest peak of the Wrangell Mountains, in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Blackburn, Joseph Ellis (1860-1928) — also known as Joseph E. Blackburn — of Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Born in a log cabin in Farmington, Belmont County, Ohio, June 30, 1860. Republican. Glass mold maker; organizer, president, and secretary, mold-maker's union; druggist; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1895; Ohio dairy and food commissioner, 1897-1901. Died in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, 1928 (age about 68 years). Interment at Masonic Home Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.
  Relatives: Married 1880 to Dora C. Harkin (1858-1937).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blackburn, Laura Browning (1883-1965) — also known as Laura B. Blackburn; Laura Browning — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., October 1, 1883. Postmaster at Versailles, Ky., 1934-40 (acting, 1934-35). Female. Died in Woodford County, Ky., May 28, 1965 (age 81 years, 239 days). Interment at Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky.
  Relatives: Daughter of Charles M. Blackburn (1858-1928) and Laura Hayes (Pottenger) Blackburn (1858-1913); married to Smith Alford Blackburn (1875-1961); mother of Charles Milton Blackburn.
  Political family: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blackburn, Leo C. — of Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio. Republican. Acting postmaster at Portsmouth, Ohio, 1958-61. Still living as of 1961.
  Blackburn, Leslie F. — of Everett, Bedford County, Pa. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 (alternate), 1936, 1964. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Lloyd — of Wyoming County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 19th District, 1984. Still living as of 1984.
  Blackburn, Luke Pryor (1816-1887) — also known as Luke P. Blackburn — of Kentucky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., June 16, 1816. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1843; Governor of Kentucky, 1879-83. Baptist. In 1865, he was tried and acquitted in a Toronto court for violating Canadian neutrality, in connection with a Confederate scheme to spread yellow fever in Northern cities. Died in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., September 14, 1887 (age 71 years, 90 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Mitchell Blackburn (1787-1867) and Lavinia St. Clair (Bell) Blackburn (1794-1863); brother of Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; married, November 24, 1835, to Ella Boswell; married, November 17, 1857, to Julia Churchill; uncle of Corinne Blackburn (1869-1958; who married William Holt Gale); granduncle of Smith Alford Blackburn; great-granduncle of Charles Milton Blackburn; first cousin twice removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin once removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The Blackburn Correctional Complex (opened 1972), in Lexington, Kentucky, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Luke Pryor Blackburn: Nancy Disher Baird, Luke Pryor Blackburn : Physician, Governor, Reformer
  Blackburn, Manley B. — of Boone, Watauga County, N.C. Republican. Postmaster at Boone, N.C., 1903-14. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Marsha (b. 1952) — of Brentwood, Williamson County, Tenn. Born in Laurel, Jones County, Miss., June 6, 1952. Republican. Member of Tennessee state senate, 1998-2002; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 7th District, 2003-; defeated, 1992; delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008. Female. Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Blackburn, Michael P. — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 42nd District, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Blackburn, Mike — of Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Blackburn, N. — of Decatur, Adams County, Ind. Postmaster at Decatur, Ind., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Nell — of Trafford, Westmoreland County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Trafford, Pa., 1923-26 (acting, 1923-24). Female. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Robert — of Longview, Cowlitz County, Wash. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Robert E. (b. 1950) — Born in Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colo., 1950. U.S. District Judge for Colorado, 2002-16; took senior status 2016. Still living as of 2016.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Blackburn, Robert E. Lee (1870-1935) — also known as Robert Blackburn — of Stanton, Powell County, Ky.; Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Born near Furnace, Estill County, Ky., April 9, 1870. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; merchant; insurance business; stockbroker; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1904-05; Powell County Clerk, 1906-10; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 7th District, 1929-31; defeated, 1930 (7th District), 1932 (at-large). Disciples of Christ. Member, Junior Order; United Spanish War Veterans; Freemasons. Died in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., September 20, 1935 (age 65 years, 164 days). Interment at Stanton Cemetery, Stanton, Ky.
  Presumably named for: Robert E. Lee
  Relatives: Son of James B. Blackburn and Sarah (Hardwick) Blackburn; married, January 17, 1900, to Annie Conlee.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blackburn, S. A. See Smith Alford Blackburn
  Blackburn, S. D. — of Warren County, Ky. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Sharon Lovelace (b. 1950) — of Alabama. Born in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., May 7, 1950. Lawyer; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama, 1991-. Female. Still living as of 2001.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Blackburn, Smith Alford (1875-1961) — also known as S. A. Blackburn — of Versailles, Woodford County, Ky. Born in Midway, Woodford County, Ky., August 22, 1875. Democrat. Physician; member of Kentucky state house of representatives 46th District, 1930-33. Died in Woodford County, Ky., March 2, 1961 (age 85 years, 192 days). Interment at Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of William Edward Blackburn (1842-1938) and Virginia K. (Alford) Blackburn (1856-1875); married to Laura Browning Blackburn; father of Charles Milton Blackburn; grandnephew of Luke Pryor Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn; first cousin four times removed of Gabriel Slaughter; third cousin twice removed of Charles Rice Slaughter (1819-1862); third cousin thrice removed of Robert Pryor Henry, John Flournoy Henry and Gustavus Adolphus Henry.
  Political families: Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky; Pendleton-Lee family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Blackburn, Spencer See Edmond Spencer Blackburn
  Blackburn, Thomas C. — of Boone, Watauga County, N.C. Republican. Postmaster at Boone, N.C., 1897-1903. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, Walter A. (1874-1949) — of Marion, Crittenden County, Ky.; Paducah, McCracken County, Ky. Born in Fredonia, Caldwell County, Ky., October 1, 1874. Republican. Lawyer; county judge in Kentucky, 1906-10; president, People's National Bank, Paducah, 1926-31; candidate in primary for mayor of Paducah, Ky., 1935; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936. Baptist. Died, in Illinois Central Hospital, Paducah, McCracken County, Ky., October 30, 1949 (age 75 years, 29 days). Interment at Maplelawn Park Cemetery, Paducah, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Elisha Bell Blackburn and Mary Jane (McGough) Blackburn; married 1898 to Cora C. Hurley.
  Blackburn, William — of Santa Cruz County, Calif. Member of California state assembly 3rd District, 1856-57. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  Blackburn, William C. — Socialist. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Blackburn, William J. — of Ravenswood, Jackson County, W.Va. Republican. Acting postmaster at Ravenswood, W.Va., 1958-61. Still living as of 1961.
  Blackburn, William Jasper (1820-1899) — of Minden, Webster Parish, La.; Homer, Claiborne Parish, La.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Randolph County, Ark., July 24, 1820. Republican. Delegate to Louisiana state constitutional convention, 1867; county judge in Louisiana, 1860; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1868-69; member of Louisiana state senate, 1874-78. Died in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark., November 10, 1899 (age 79 years, 109 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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