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Orlando Bacon Black

O.B. Black
Full Name: Orlando Bacon Black
Birth date: August 11, 1886
Death date: May 6, 1933

Terms of Service

  • House, 37th (2) Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 3/12/1921
    Democrat
  • House, 36th (1) (3) Legislature
    2/13/1919 - 1/11/1921
    Democrat
(1) O.B. Black, in special election 2/6/1919, sworn 2/13/1919, succeeded Otto Wahrmund, member-elect, resigned 1/14/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) E. Guy LeStourgeon, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded O. B. Black, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Democrat in 36th and 37th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 43rd Legislature, R.S., 5/8/1933, p. 2089. Also served as Mayor of San Antonio. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I. 43rd Legislature, R.S., 5/8/1933, p. 2089. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Death notice, O.B. Black, member of the 37th Legislature, 1/16/1934, p. 5. Black "later became mayor of Alamo City." Big Spring Daily Herald .
  • Historical Portraits of Mayors of the City of San Antonio, Portrait, O.B. Black (1921-1923). City of San Antonio, Texas .
  • O.B. Black, birth date 8/11/1886, death date 5/6/1933 in Gonzales, father Dr. C.C. Black, spouse Josephina Pack Black. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Orlando Bacon Black, birth date 8/11/1886, death date 5/6/1933, interment in Gonzales Masonic Cemetery, Gonzales, Gonzales County. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in CRUZ AZUL MEXICANA. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Photo and biographical sketch from San Antonio Mayoral election, 5/10/1921. "Our New Mayor" - born in Georgetown, Williamson County; married Miss Josephine Peek, of Gonzales, Texas, on 12/11/1920. "Anti-Administration Mayoralty Candidate Wins Close Contest," 5/10/1921, p. 1. San Antonio Evening News .
  • Obituary, "Ex-Mayor Black Dies at Gonzales," 5/7/1933, p. 1. "Black had been ill since the 1932 Democratic primary." San Antonio Express .
  • United States Army and United States Army Air Corps, World War I. Obituary, "Ex-Mayor Black Dies at Gonzales," 5/7/1933, p. 1. San Antonio Express .
  • Obituary, "Death Claims O.B. Black, S.A. Mayor in 1921," 5/7/1933, Part One, p. 2. San Antonio Light .
  • United States Army, World War I. "On December 6, 1917, he resigned his position [First Assistant District Attorney] to enter the U.S. Army, completing the Adjutant's course at the University of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and was commissioned Lieutenant in the Signal Reserve Corps. He was later transferred to the air service of the U. S. Army and stationed at Kelly Field, where he acted as Adjutant to Kelly Field No. 1 for the air service mechanics school, which prepared and sent across each month a large number of men skilled in the use and upkeep of airplanes. Upon the signing of the armistice and his discharge he formed a partnership . . . for practice of law in San Antonio . . . " Biographical sketch, April 1919, pp. 380-381. Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, April 1919, pp. 380-381, age 32 in 1919. Son of Dr. C.C. Black. Texas State Journal of Medicine 1905.
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