Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Blair attended the public schools and pursued preparatory studies. He was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1825. He moved to Salem, Washington County, New York, in 1825. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Salem, subsequently being admitted as counselor and solicitor in chancery.
Blair was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843). After his term in Congress, he discontinued the practice of his profession and engaged in business pursuits. He died in Salem, New York, May 7, 1880. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.
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from New York
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