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Edmond Spencer Blackburn

E. Spencer Blackburn was one of the most attractive men this section has produced. His father was Edward Blackburn, and his mother Sinthia Hodges. He was one of nine children. He was four times nominated for Congress, was elected twice; was assistant district attorney of the United States court, and died at Elizabethtown early in 1912.

Source: Western North Carolina a History From 1730 to 1913, By John Preston Arthur, Published by Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of Asheville, N. C., 1914

Edmond Spencer Blackburn, was born in Watauga County, N. C., September 22, 1868; received a substantial academic education, and studied law, being admitted to practice in 1890; served as reading clerk of the State senate; member of the house, and speaker pro tempore of that Vindy; trustee of the University of North Carolina; assistant United States attorney for the western North Carolina district; elected to the Fifty-seventh Congress as a Republican.

Source: A Biographical Congressional Directory, 1774 to 1903, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1903

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