John L. Blake

John Lauris Blake ( born March 25, 1831 in Boston, Massachusetts, † October 10, 1899 in West Orange, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Blake enjoyed a good education. In 1846 he came to Orange in New Jersey. After studying law and his 1852 was admitted to the bar he began to work in his new hometown in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. 1857 Blake was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly. In June 1876 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Cincinnati, was nominated at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Blake was in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas Baldwin Peddie on March 4, 1877. Since he resigned in 1880 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1881. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Blake practiced as a lawyer again. In 1893 he became president of the Citizens ' Gas Light Co. in Newark. He died on October 10, 1899 in West Orange.