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Near Brotherton in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jeremiah S. Black

 
 
Jeremiah S. Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. Jeremiah S. Black Marker
Inscription. One of Pennsylvania's most noted jurists and lawyers, was born here Jan. 10, 1810. State Supreme Court Justice, 1851-57; U.S. Attorney-General, 1857-60. Later life spent at York as a famous lawyer. Died Aug. 19, 1883.

 
Erected 1930 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Somerset County Bar Association.
 
Location. 39° 58.127′ N, 78° 57.208′ W. Marker is near Brotherton, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on Glades Pike (Pennsylvania Route 31) 0.1 miles east of Brotherton Road (Pennsylvania Route 1005), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin PA 15530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); General Robert Philson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Berlin (approx. 3.3 miles away); Deeter's Gap (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wind Power (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 5.3 miles away); Blue Star Memorial Highway (approx. 5.4 miles away); John Christian Frederick Heyer (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
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Jeremiah Sullivan Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. Jeremiah Sullivan Black Marker
Birthplace of Jeremiah Sullivan Black, 10th January, 1810
President Judge, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Judicial District, 1842-1851.
Associate Justice and Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, 1851-1857.
Attorney General of the United States, 1857-1860.
Secretary of State of the United States, 1860-1861.
Fearless and eloquent defender of constitutional rights, of trial by jury, and of civil and religious liberty until his death, 19th August, 1883.
“To live unmolested is not a political privilege, but a natural, absolute and indefeasible right, which human government may protect, but cannot either give or withhold.” From his address on religious liberty.
Jeremiah Sullivan Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
3. Jeremiah Sullivan Black Marker
Jeremiah S. Black Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
4. Jeremiah S. Black Markers
Jeremiah S. Black Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
5. Jeremiah S. Black Marker
Looking west toward Brotherton Road and Brotherton Pike Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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