BLACK, Alfred T., ex-treasurer of the city of Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Harrisburg, October 26, 1856. He is a son of Abraham K. and Rebecca (Clark) Black. He received his education in the public schools and the Harrisburg Academy. He learned bricklaying of his father and uncle, and followed this business from 1872 to 1885, when he was elected to the office of city treasurer. He was re-elected for four successive terms, and performed the duties of the office with great credit to himself and with utmost satisfaction to the public.
In 1877 Mr. Black joined the Hope Fire Engine Company, and has since taken an active interest in the fire department of the city. In 1886 he was elected president of the company. In 1890 he was elected president of the State Fireman's Association of Pennsylvania, and represented the State association in the National convention of fireman, at Louisville, Ky., in 1892. In politics he is an active Republican, and takes a great interest in all matters pertaining to the party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Chapter, Commandery, and Consistory, and Lulu Temple of the Mystic Shrine; of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, the Knights of Honor, Red Men, etc.
Alfred T. Black was married in January, 1877, to Miss Mary E. Fager, daughter of Albert J. Fager, of Harrisburg, by whom he has three children: Andrew K., Alexander Ramsey Speel, and Robert Fager.
Mr. Black is a member and one of the organizers of "The Club," and is on the governing committee of the same. He and his wife attend the M. E. church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 13 Nov. 2000
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