Person:John Blair (131)

John Blair
m. 1726
  1. Sarah Blair
  2. John Blair1732 - 1800
  3. Agan Blair1746 - 1813
Facts and Events
Name John Blair
Gender Male
Birth? 1732 Williamsburg, Virginia
Death? 12 Sep 1800 Williamsburg, Virginia
Reference Number? Q778866?
  1.   John Blair, Jr., in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    John Blair Jr. (April 17, 1732 – August 31, 1800) was an American politician, Founding Father and jurist.

    John Blair was one of the best-trained jurists of his day. A famous legal scholar, he avoided the tumult of state politics, preferring to work behind the scenes. But he was devoted to the idea of a permanent union of the newly independent states and loyally supported fellow Virginians James Madison and George Washington at the Constitutional Convention. His greatest contribution as a Founding Father came not in Philadelphia, but later as a judge on the Virginia court of appeals and on the U.S. Supreme Court, where he influenced the interpretation of the Constitution in a number of important decisions. Contemporaries praised Blair for such personal strengths as gentleness and benevolence, and for his ability to penetrate immediately to the heart of a legal question.

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  2.   Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., c1915), 1:66.

    ... [John Blair] died in Williamsburg, November 5, 1771, leaving by his wife Mary Monroe, daughter of Rev. John Monroe, a son John, member of the federal convention of 1787 and one of the first judges of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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