Frank S. Black

Frank Swett Black ( born March 8, 1853 in Limington, York County, Maine, † March 22, 1913 in Troy, New York ) was an American politician and 1897-1899 Governor of the State of New York. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented his state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Early years

Frank Black visited until 1871, the Lebanon Academy. He then worked as a teacher and then studied until 1875 at Dartmouth College. After a subsequent law degree in 1879 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Troy to work in his new profession. Black was a member of the Republican Party.

Congressman and Governor

In 1894, Black was elected as a candidate of his party as a delegate to Congress. This mandate he held between March 4, 1895, January 7, 1897. On this day he resigned from this post because he had been elected in the meantime the governor of his state. He joined his two-year term on January 1, 1897. In these two years, the Erie Canal was built at great expense. In addition, the electoral law was reformed. Was overshadowed Blacks reign of the Spanish-American War, to which had to contribute also to the state of New York. In 1898, Frank Black aspired to his re-election. But he could not prevail against the popular and emerging Theodore Roosevelt within his party. Therefore, he had to give up on January 1, 1899 his office to the newly elected Roosevelt.

Further CV

After the end of his governorship, Frank Black withdrew from politics and worked as a lawyer again. He died on 22 March 1913. Together with his wife Lois B. Hamlin he had a child.