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George Robison Black (March 24, 1835 – November 3, 1886) was an American politician and lawyer.


Black was born at his family's plantation near Jacksonboro, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens and the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1857 and began practice in Savannah, Georgia.

During the American Civil War, Black served in the Confederate States Army as a first lieutenant in the Phoenix Riflemen and later as a lieutenant colonel of the Sixty-third Georgia Regiment.

After the war, Black participated in the Georgia constitutional convention in 1865 and was a delegate to the 1872 Democratic National Convention. He later served as state Senator from 1874 to 1877 and was the vice president of the Georgia State Agricultural Society. Black was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1880 as a Democrat in the 47th Congress; however, he lost his reelection campaign in 1882. He died in Sylvania, Georgia, in 1886 and was buried in Sylvania Cemetery.

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