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Blair Lee I
Blair Lee I

Francis Preston Blair Lee (b. August 9, 1857, d. December 25, 1944) was a Democratic member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1914-1917. He was also the great-grandson of American patriot Richard Henry Lee, and grandfather of former Maryland Governor Blair Lee III. Image File history File links http://bioguide. ... Image File history File links http://bioguide. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732–June 19, 1794) was the sixth President of the United States in Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation, holding office from November 30, 1784 to November 22, 1785. ... Robert L. Ehrlich, the 60th and current Governor of Maryland. ... Categories: People stubs | Governors of Maryland ...


Lee was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended the common schools in the area. He graduated from Princeton College in 1880 and from the law department of Columbian (now George Washington) University in 1882. He was admitted to the bar of the District of Columbia and of Montgomery County, Maryland in 1883 and commenced practice in Maryland. Downtown Silver Spring as seen from downtown Bethesda. ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the eight Ivy League universities, and is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious institutions in the world. ... 1880 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The George Washington University (GWU) is a private university in Washington, D.C., founded in 1821 as The Columbian College. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1776 Seat Rockville Area  - Total  - Water 1,313 km² (507 mi²) 30 km² (12 mi²) 2. ... 1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Lee was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the Fifty-fifth Congress in 1896. He was, however, successfully elected to the Maryland State Senate, and served from 1905-1913. In 1911, Lee ran for the position of Governor of Maryland, but was defeated by Democratic rival Phillips Lee Goldsborough. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Maryland State Senate is the upper house of the General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States. ... Categories: People stubs | 1865 births | 1946 deaths | Governors of Maryland | United States Senators ...


Following his defeat in the gubernatorial election, Lee was elected to the United States Senate on November 4, 1913, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of senator Isidor Rayner. He presented his credentials to serve as senator on December 5, 1913, but he did not qualify until January 28, 1914. While senator, Lee was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department, and a member of the Committee on Coast Defenses (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses). He was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election in 1916. November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Isidor Rayner Isidor Rayner (b. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Link title1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The United States Senate Committee on Coast Defenses was created in 1885 to deal with the countrys coastal defenses. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ...


Lee resumed the practice of law after he left the Senate. He died in Norwood, Maryland and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C.


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Preceded by:
William P. Jackson
Class 1 U.S. Senator from Maryland
1914—1917
Succeeded by:
Joseph I. France


William Jackson William Purnell Jackson (b. ... Maryland ratified the Constitution on April 28, 1788. ... Joseph France Joseph Irvin France (b. ...


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Don’t ‘fire’ Blair Lee (337 words)
In his Dec. 8 column (‘‘Postage overdue”), Blair Lee implies that I am trying to get The Gazette to ‘‘fire” him.
I did not and cannot threaten his tenure at The Gazette as a weekly columnist and wouldn’t dream of seeking such an outcome.
Blair Lee can indulge in it as he chooses.
Blair and Lee Family Papers (3227 words)
Francis Preston Blair (1791-1876), journalist and politician, was born in Abingdon, Va., and raised in Kentucky.
Contain letters by Elizabeth Blair Lee to her husband during their courtship and after their marriage, the bulk of which were written during the period of the Civil War when Lee was at sea, letters by Lee's brother and sister, John F. Lee and Frances A. Lee Robinson Pettit, and correspondence with miscellaneous family members.
Blair Lee (1857-1944), lawyer, legislator and social reformer, was born in Silver Spring, Md., the only child of Samuel Phillips Lee and Elizabeth Blair.
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