John Blair (Tennessee)

John Blair ( * September 13 1790 in Jonesborough, Tennessee; † July 9, 1863 ) was an American politician. Between 1825 and 1835, he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Blair visited the Martin Academy and thereafter until 1809, the Washington College in Limestone. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1813 admitted to the bar he began to work in his new profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. Between 1815 and 1817 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Tennessee; 1817 to 1821 he was a member of the State Senate. In the 1820s, Blair joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Blair was the first electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Allen on March 4, 1823. After four elections he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1835 five legislative sessions. After the inauguration of Andrew Jackson 7th U.S. President was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President. Between 1827 and 1829 John Blair was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the elections of 1834, Blair was subject to Nationalrepublikaner William Blount Carter. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he moved initially from politics and worked as a lawyer. In the years 1849 and 1850, he returned as MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee once again back on the political stage. He also continued working as a lawyer. He died on 9 July 1863 in Jonesborough.