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Samuel Steel Blair

Samuel Steel Blair
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by John R. Edie
Succeeded by James T. Hale
Personal details
Born (1821-12-05)December 5, 1821
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Died December 8, 1890(1890-12-08) (aged 69)
Political party Republican

Samuel Steel Blair (December 5, 1821 – December 8, 1890) was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania.

Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, he attended the public schools and graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He began practicing in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania in 1846.

Blair was a delegate to the 1856 Republican National Convention, and was elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican in 1858 and 1860. During the Thirty-seventh Congress, Blair was chairman of the United States House Committee on Private Lands. He unsuccessfully ran

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