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BLAIR, WILLIAM, M. D., was born in Carlisle, Cumberland county, Pa., November 13, 1869, son of Andrew and Mary (Stewart) Blair, the former a native of Perry county, the latter of Sewickley, Pa., both living and residing in Chambersburg, Pa. William received his literary education in the public schools of Chambersburg, and in the high school of that city. He then took a practical course in the Ann Arbor high school, one year in the academic department of the University of Michigan, and three years in the medical department of the same university, graduating therefrom in the class of 1893. During his last year at college, and a year following his graduation, he was a teacher in the medical department of the university. In June, 1893, he began the practice of medicine at Ann Arbor, which he pursued for one year and then removed to Harrisburg, where he has been engaged in the practice of his profession since June, 1894. Dr. Blair was married at Ann Arbor, June 30, 1892, to Viola M. Williams, a graduate of the literary department of the University of Michigan, daughter of Jeremiah D. and Jane L. Williams, the former a very prominent citizen and one of the oldest living settlers of Washtenaw county, Mich., and an ex-member of the State Legislature. To Doctor and Mrs. Blair has been born one daughter, Viola Helen, born September 19, 1894. Dr. Blair is a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society. In political views he is a Republican. He and his wife attend the Presbyterian church.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Mary Jo Erdwein ( for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project Http://

Date of Transcription: 19 November 2000

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