James Conquest Cross Black (May 9, 1842 – October 1, 1928) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Kentucky and Georgia.

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Born in Stamping Ground, Kentucky, Black attended common schools as a child, attended high school in Newcastle, Kentucky and graduated from Georgetown College in 1862. During the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in Company A of the 9th Kentucky Cavalry in the Confederate Army. After the close of the war, Black moved to Augusta, Georgia in 1865, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1866, commencing practice in Augusta. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1873 to 1877, served as president of the Augusta Orphan Asylum from 1879 to 1886, was a member of the Augusta city council and was Augusta city attorney. Black was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1892, serving from 1893 to 1895. He was later elected back to the House of Representatives in 1895 to fill a vacancy, serving again until 1897, not being a candidate for renomination in 1896. Afterward, he resumed practicing law in Augusta, Georgia until his death there on October 1, 1928. He was interred in Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta.

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