Bernard Blair (May 24, 1801 – May 7, 1880) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.

Bernard Blair
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byDavid A. Russell
Succeeded byDavid L. Seymour
Personal details
BornMay 24, 1801 (1801-05-24)
Williamstown, Massachusetts
DiedMay 7, 1880 (1880-05-08) (aged 78)
Salem, Washington County, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyWhig Party
Spouse(s)Charlotte Lansing Blair
Alma materWilliams College




Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Blair was the son of William and Sally (Train) Blair. He attended the public schools and pursued preparatory studies. He was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1825. He married Charlotte Lansing.[1]


Blair moved to Salem, Washington County, New York, in 1825. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Salem, subsequently being admitted as counselor and solicitor in chancery. He was a delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1839.[2]

Elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, Blair was United States Representative for the twelfth district of New York and served from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1843.[3] After his term in Congress, he discontinued the practice of his profession and engaged in business pursuits.


Blair died in Salem, Washington County, New York, on May 7, 1880 (age 78 years, 349 days). He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Bernard Blair". Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Bernard Blair". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Bernard Blair". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Bernard Blair". Find A Grave. Retrieved 8 September 2013.

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