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Sterling Foster Black (September 12, 1924 – May 20, 1996) was an American lawyer and politician.

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Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Black was the son of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Hugo Black. Black served in the United States Army during World War II. Black went to the George Washington University, Dartmouth College, and the University of Arizona. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School. Black was also in the title insurance business in Los Alamos, New Mexico.[1][2] He was a lawyer and had worked for the United States Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Black served in the New Mexico State Senate from 1960 to 1968 as a Democrat.[3][4][5] He was an outspoken critic of US involvement in the Vietnam War, and served as the New Mexico state chairman of peace candidate Eugene McCarthy's presidential campaign.[6] Black died from cancer at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[7]

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  1. 'Title Guaranty And Insurance Plans Long Range Service To Home Owners In Los Alamos,' Los Alamos Monitor, October 28, 1965, pg. 2
  2. 'An Editorial-LA Senate Race-Sterling F. Black,' The New Mexican, May 9, 1960, pg. 2
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  4. 'Justice Hugo Black's grandson running for state treasurer,' Gadsden Times (Alabama), February 25, 2001, B5
  5. 'Hugh Black: A Biography,' Roger K. Newman, Fordham University Press: 1997, p. 560.
  6. Boyer, Jim (January 24, 1968). "U.S. Should Pull Out of Vietnam,, Sen. Black Says". Albuquerque, NM. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7392724//. Retrieved November 10, 2016.  open access publication - free to read
  7. 'Ex-state senator, son of justice, dies,' Roswell Daily Record, May 22, 1996, pg. 23

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