Francis Blackburn POSEY, Congress, IN (1848-1915)


POSEY, Francis Blackburn, a Representative from Indiana; born in Petersburg, Pike County, Ind., April 28, 1848; attended the public schools, Blythewood Academy, and Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Ind.; was graduated from the law department of the Indiana University at Bloomington in 1869; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Petersburg, Ind.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; was subsequently elected to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alvin P. Hovey and served from January 29, 1889, to March 3, 1889; resumed the practice of law in Evansville, Ind.; surveyor of the port of Evansville 1903-1913; died in Rockport, Spencer County, Ind., on October 31, 1915; interment in Walnut Hills Cemetery, Petersburg, Ind.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present