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John-blair

John Blair
(American Politician)

Date of Death:
August 31, 1800

Nationality:
American

Quote count:
21

Times favorited:
0

John Blair, Jr. was an American politician, Founding Father, and Patriot.

John Blair was one of the best-trained jurists of his day. A legal scholar, he avoided the tumult of state politics, preferring to work behind the scenes. But he was devoted to the idea of a permanent union of the newly independent states and loyally supported fellow Virginians James Madison and George Washington at the Constitutional Convention. His greatest contribution as a Founding Father came not in Philadelphia, but later as a judge on the Virginia court of appeals and on the U.S. Supreme Court, where he influenced the interpretation of the Constitution in a number of important decisions. Contemporaries praised Blair for such personal strengths as gentleness and benevolence, and for his ability to penetrate immediately to the heart of a legal question.



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