Eugene Black (Texas politician)

Eugene Black (July 2, 1879 – May 22, 1975) was an American lawyer, teacher, and grocer who was the Democratic United States Representative from the First District of Texas from 1915 to 1929. In 1929 he was appointed by President Hoover to serve on the United States Board of Tax Appeals, on which he served until 1966.

Eugene Black
Eugene Black.jpeg
Member of the U.S. Board of Tax Appeals
In office
November 5, 1929 – November 30, 1953
Preceded byJohn B. Milliken
Succeeded byMorton P. Fisher
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1929
Preceded byHorace W. Vaughan
Succeeded byWright Patman
Personal details
Born(1879-07-02)July 2, 1879
Blossom, Texas
DiedMay 22, 1975(1975-05-22) (aged 95)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materCumberland School of Law

Born near Blossom, Lamar County, Texas, Black attended Blossom's public schools and taught school in Lamar county from 1898 to 1900. Black was employed in the Blossom post office, and graduated from Cumberland School of Law in 1905. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Clarksville, Texas. He was also engaged in the wholesale grocery business. Black was elected as a Democrat to the 64th United States Congress and to the six succeeding congresses.

Black was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928, but was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to the United States Board of Tax Appeals on November 5, 1929, and served until March 31, 1966. Black resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there on May 22, 1975. He was interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Eugene Black (id: B000495)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Black, Eugene from the Handbook of Texas Online

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Horace Worth Vaughan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1929
Succeeded by
Wright Patman