Frank S. Black

Frank S. Black

Infobox Governor
name = Frank Swett Black

order = 32nd
office = Governor of New York
term_start = 1897
term_end = 1898
lieutenant = Timothy L. Woodruff
predecessor = Levi P. Morton
successor = Theodore Roosevelt
birth_date = birth date|1853|03|08|mf=y
birth_place = Limington, Maine
death_date = death date and age|1913|03|22|1853|03|08|mf=y
death_place = Troy, New York
party = Republican
spouse =
profession =
religion =

Frank Swett Black (March 8, 1853 - March 22, 1913) was a Governor and a Representative from New York.

Black was born near Limington, Maine in 1853. He graduated from Lebanon Academy in West Lebanon, Maine, in 1871. He taught school for several years. He received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in 1875. Later, he was an editor of the "Johnstown Journal" in New York. Then he moved to Troy, New York and engaged in newspaper work. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from 1895 to 1897, when he resigned to become Governor of New York. After his term as governor ended, he resumed the practice of law in New York City. He died in Troy, New York in 1913, aged 60. He is one of two New York governors (along with Nelson Rockefeller) to be cremated, according to


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