Blackmar, Esbon

Born: 1805-06-19 Freehold, New York

Died: 1857-11-19 Newark, New York

Ebson Blackmar was a merchant, a New York senator, and a U.S. congressman. He attended local district schools and, after graduating from high school, entered the general merchandise business. He won election to the New York Senate in 1838 and 1841. In 1848, Blackmar won election to the U.S. House of Representatives, as a Whig, to fill a vacancy caused by the death of James M. Holley. He served in the House from December 1848 to March 1849. At the end of his term, he returned to his former business pursuits.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1996 (Alexandria, VA: CQ Staff Directories, 1997), 668.