John Blake Jr. (politician)

John Blake Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1805 – March 4, 1809
Preceded byAndrew McCord
Succeeded byBarent Gardenier
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornDecember 5, 1762 (1762-12-05)
Ulster County, New York
DiedJanuary 13, 1826 (1826-01-14) (aged 63)
Montgomery, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)Elsie Eager Blake
ChildrenMargaret Blake Dill

Ann Blake Godfrey

William Blake

Sarah Blake Milliken

Fanny Blake

Elsie Blake Miller


Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceNew York State Militia
Battles/warsRevolutionary War

John Blake Jr. (December 5, 1762 – January 13, 1826) was an American lawyer and politician and a U. S. Representative from New York.


Born in Ulster County, Blake attended the public schools and during the Revolutionary War Blake served in the New York State Militia. He married Elsie Eager and they had six children, Margaret, Ann, William, Sarah, Fanny, and Elsie.[1]


Appointed deputy sheriff of Ulster County in 1793, Blake was then a member of the New York State Assembly in 22nd New York State Legislature from 1798 to 1799 and 23rd New York State Legislature in 1800. He was sheriff of Orange County from 1803 to 1805.

Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 9th and 10th United States Congresses, Blake was United States Representative for the fifth district of New York from March 4, 1805, to March 4, 1809.[2]

Blake was again a member of the State assembly in 36th New York State Legislature from 1812 to 1813. He served as judge of the Orange County Court of Common Pleas from 1815 to 1818. He was a presidential elector in 1816, voting for James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins.

Again serving in the State assembly in 1819, Blake was then supervisor of the town of Montgomery for fifteen terms.


Blake died in Montgomery, Orange County, New York. He is interred at Berea Churchyard, near Newburgh, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "John Blake Jr". Find A Grave. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  2. ^ "John Blake Jr". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ "John Blake Jr". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 9 September 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew McCord
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1805 – March 4, 1809
Succeeded by
Barent Gardenier