Chauncey Forward Black (1839 - 1904)

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Birthplace: Glades, Pennsylvania
Death: Died
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About Chauncey Forward Black

Chauncey Forward Black (November 24, 1839 – December 2, 1904) was the third Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1887. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1886.


Born in Glades, Pennsylvania on November 24, 1839, he was the son of The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Secretary of State Jeremiah S. Black and Mary Black (Forward), and the grandson of Representative Henry Black and Mary Black (Sullivan). His maternal grandfather was Representative Chauncey Forward. He married Mary Clarke Dawson and they had four children. Mary Dawson Black died in 1900, at age 58.

Chauncey Black was also an author best known for ghostwriting a biography of Abraham Lincoln for his bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon titled The Life of Abraham Lincoln; from his Birth to his Inauguration as President published in 1872. Chauncey F. Black was to served as United States Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1887.

Chauncey Forward Black died in York, Pennsylvania, on December 2, 1904, at the age of 65. Chauncey Black was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, Pennsylvania.

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Glades, Pennsylvania
Age 65
Prospect Hill Cemetery York York County Pennsylvania