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  1. Francis Preston Blair Jr. (February 19, 1821 – July 8, 1875) was a United States Senator, a United States Congressman and a Union Major General during the Civil War. He represented Missouri in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and was active in preventing the State of Missouri from being absorbed into the ...

    • 1861–1865
  2. Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (born Feb. 19, 1821, Lexington, Ky., U.S.—died July 9, 1875, St. Louis, Mo.) was a Missouri politician of the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras who opposed slavery and secession but later came out against Radical Reconstruction and black suffrage.

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  3. His son, Francis Preston Blair Jr., was the party's nominee for vice president on a losing ticket in the 1868 election. Blair died in 1876 at age 85. His home, Blair House on Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. across from the White House, is now used to host visiting heads of state and other guests of the president.

  4. 16 de mar. de 2024 · Francis Preston Blair, Jr. February 19, 1821–July 9, 1875 U.S. Senator and Congressman from Missouri, Frank P. Blair was one of President Abraham Lincoln's more successful political generals, rising to command the 15th and 17th Army Corps during most of the major campaigns in the Western Theater of the Civil War.

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  5. 16 de mar. de 2024 · Francis Preston Blair, Jr. is more commonly known as Frank Blair. Frank Blair was the youngest child of Francis Preston and Eliza Gist Blair. Frank Blair’s older brother, Montgomery Blair, served as Postmaster General of the United States during the American Civil War.

    • Harry Searles
  6. (1821–75). Missouri politician Francis Preston Blair, Jr., was active before and during the American Civil War and in the following Reconstruction period. He opposed slavery and secession but later came out against Radical Reconstruction and black suffrage. Blair was born on February 19, 1821, in Lexington, Kentucky.

  7. Francis Preston Blair, Jr., was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on February 19, 1821. His father was an influential newspaper editor and advisor to Presidents Jackson and Lincoln.