Austin Blair

Austin Blair (HM10Q1)

Location: Jackson, MI 49203 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.576', W 84° 24.562'

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Austin Blair began his political career in Eaton Rapids, where he was elected Eaton County clerk in 1842. As a member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1846-1849), he served in the Judiciary Committee and was a leading supporter or the 1846 law to abolish capital punishment. He also introduced legislation to enfranchise black citizens. He was elected Jackson County prosecutor in 1852 and served in the state senate from 1855 to 1856. Elected governor in 1860 and in 1862, Blair personally raised about $100,000 to organize and equip the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment, which was the first western force to respond to Lincoln's call for troops. During the close of his active political life, Blair was a United States congressman (1867-1873) and a University of Michigan regent (1882-1890). He died in Jackson in 1894.
HM NumberHM10Q1
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS0559
Year Placed1984
Placed ByState Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 11:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 713739 N 4679999
Decimal Degrees42.24293333, -84.40936667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.576', W 84° 24.562'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 34.56" N, 84° 24' 33.72" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 Greenwood Pl, Jackson MI 49203, US
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