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Blair, Samuel Steel (Investment Grade Clipped Signature)

SKU: AUT7556

$10.00



Samuel Steel Blair (December 5, 1821 – December 8, 1890) was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania.  Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. - 2 3/4 x 1 written in bold blk ink as "Member of Congrass" and clipped from a document or frank.  Heavy bond parchment with an even and lovely golden-brown hue with no staning seen.  Overall, fine/very fine condition. 

Note:  Part of a larger collection from Hollidaysburg, Pa. retrived back in 2013

Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, he attended the public schools and graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He began practicing in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania in 1846. 

Blair was a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention, and was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican in 1858 and 1860.

During the Thirty-seventh Congress, Blair was chairman of the United States House Committee on Private Lands. He unsuccessfully ran for reelection in 1862 and resumed the practice of law. He was again an unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress in 1874.

Blair died in Hollidaysburg and was interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery.