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Samuel Watson Black (September 3, 1816 – June 27, 1862) was a Pennsylvania Democrat best known for being the 7th Governor of the Nebraska Territory. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1816. He was a lawyer and a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. He ran and lost in 1852 for Representative from Pennsylvania to the U.S. House. He moved to Nebraska and became a justice on the supreme court of the Nebraska Territory. He then became Governor of the Nebraska Territory from 1859 to 1861, when he rejoined the Union army to fight in the Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Gaines' Mill on June 27, 1862.

See also[]

  • History of slavery in Nebraska

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  1. "The Political Graveyard". Black, Samuel Watson. Retrieved January 9, 2006. 

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