Edward Junius Black

Edward Junius Black ( * October 30, 1806 in Beaufort, South Carolina, † September 1, 1846 in Millettville, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1845 he represented two times the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Black was the father of the late Congressman George Robison Black ( 1835-1896 ). He attended the common schools and then the Richmond Academy in Augusta (Georgia ). After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1827 admitted to the bar he began in Augusta to work in his new profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. From 1829 to 1831 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Georgia. In 1832 he moved to the Screven County. Politically, he joined in the 1830s, first the Whig party on.

In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1838, he was the second deputy's mandate of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of George Welshman Owens on March 4, 1839. During his time in Congress, he joined the Democratic Party. This he was nominated in 1840 for re-election, the black but could not. His mandate was to the candidate of the Whigs, Thomas Flournoy Foster.

Following the resignation of Mr Julius Caesar Alford Edward Black was elected as a Democrat to the due election for the third seat from Georgia to his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives. There he came into effect on January 3, 1842 at its new mandate. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1845 Congress. This period was dominated by discussions about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas. In the 1844 elections Black has not been confirmed again. As a result, he again worked as a lawyer. He died on 1 September 1846 in Millettville.