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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p276
2656

(Born Mo.)

Francis P. Blair1

(Ap'd Mo.)

16

Born Oct. 18, 1856, St. Louis, MO.a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Additional Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 6, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1877, to Aug. 2, 1879;

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 13, 1878)

as Professor of Military Science, University of the State of Missouri, Aug. 15, 1879, to Sep. 1, 1881; and on leave of absence, to Sep. 1, 1881.

Resigned, Sep. 1, 1882.

Civil History: — Counselor at Law, St. Louis, Mo., 1882‑87, and Muskogee, I. T., since 1887.

Vol. IV
p279
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Attorney at Law, Chicago, Ill. — In practice since 1890 at Chicago, Ill. — Studied law at Columbia College, New York City, 1878 and 1879. — Diploma, LL. B., State University of Missouri, 1881; also degree in medicine from same institution, same date.

Vol. V
p255
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Lecturer Medical Jurisprudence, Harvey Medical College, Chicago, 1900 to 1905; author various legal monographs, among them: Dissolution of National Banks, Review of Dreyfus Case, Ancient p256Common Law of Conspiracy, etc.; retired from active practice of law on account of ill‑health in 1905; since when engaged in mining; president and general counsel of Nelson Gulch Mining Co., of Alaska, and of La Fidelidad (incorporated) of New Mexico; Vice President of Consolidated Copper Creek Mining Co. of Arizona. — Permanent address, University Club, Chicago.

Vol. VI
p228
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Francis Preston Blair, Born Oct. 18, 1855.)a2

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 13, 1878.

Resigned, Sept. 1, 1882.

Civil History. — Lecturer Medical Jurisprudence, Harvey Medical College, Chicago, 1900 to 1905; author various legal monographs, among them: Dissolution of National Banks, Review of Dreyfus Case, Ancient Common Law of Conspiracy, etc.; retired from active practice of law on account of ill‑health in 1905; since when engaged in mining; president and general counsel of Nelson Gulch Mining Co., of Alaska, and of La p229Fidelidad (incorporated) of New Mexico; Vice President of Consolidated Copper Creek Mining Co. of Arizona.

Died, Nov. 2, 1914, at South Berlin, N. Y.: Aged 59.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.

Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Major-General Francis P. Blair, U. S. Volunteers.


Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Lt. Blair's birthplace is from his AOG obituary. His date of birth is from his tombstone, q.v.; and the year is confirmed by his AOG obituary, so that the Register's 1855 (Supplement, Vol. VI) must surely be an error.

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