Francis B. Posey

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Francis B. Posey
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 29, 1889 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byAlvin P. Hovey
Succeeded byWilliam F. Parrett
ConstituencyIndiana's 1st district
Personal details
Francis Blackburn Posey

(1848-04-28)April 28, 1848
Petersburg, Indiana
DiedOctober 31, 1915(1915-10-31) (aged 67)
Rockport, Indiana
Political partyRepublican
Emma Brown
(m. 1878)
ChildrenJohn Adams Posey
EducationIndiana University Maurer School of Law

Francis Blackburn Posey (April 28, 1848 – October 31, 1915) was an American lawyer who served for five weeks as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana in 1889.


Francis B. Posey was born in Petersburg, Indiana on April 28, 1848, the son of John Wesley Posey and Sarah Blackburn Posey.[1]

He attended Asbury College for one year, and earned a law degree at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 1869. He married Emma Brown on January 17, 1878, and they had four children, one of whom was John Adams Posey.[1]


He served in the U.S. Congress from January 29, 1889, to March 3, 1889. He was elected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Alvin P. Hovey, who had been elected Governor of Indiana. Posey was defeated for re-election to the U.S. Congress. He also ran unsuccessfully for other offices, including the Indiana state Senate. Posey was also an elector on the James Garfield ticket in 1880.


Francis B. Posey died at his home in Rockport, Indiana on October 31, 1915.[1] He was buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery (Petersburg, Indiana).


  1. ^ a b c "Francis B. Posey". The Petersburg Press. November 5, 1915. p. 1. Retrieved March 3, 2020 – via NewspaperArchive.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by