James C. C. Black

James Conquest Cross Black ( born May 9, 1842 in Stamping Ground, Scott County, Kentucky; † October 1, 1928 in Augusta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1897 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Black attended the common schools including High School in New Castle. Subsequently, he studied until 1862 at Georgetown College in Georgetown ( Kentucky). During the Civil War he was a soldier of a cavalry unit in the army of the Confederacy. In 1865 he moved to Augusta, Georgia. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1866 admitted to the bar he began to work there in his new profession.

Politically, Black member of the Democratic Party. Between 1873 and 1877 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Georgia; 1879 to 1886 he headed the orphanage in Augusta. In this city Black also belonged to the council. At times, he was also their legal representatives. In the congressional elections of 1892 he was in the tenth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas E. Watson on March 4, 1893. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 two legislative sessions. But as he was resigned in the meantime on March 3, 1895, by a by-election became necessary, which he also won his mandate between 4 March and October 2, 1895 was vacant.

1896 renounced James Black on a bid again. In the following years he worked again as a lawyer in Augusta. There he is also deceased on October 1, 1928.