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Black, Allan R.

Allan R. Black, the assistant trust officer and counsel for the Capital National Bank of Lansing, comes of a distinguished sire, and has himself achieved distinction in the practice of law. He began his legal career in association with his father under the firm name of Black & Black. Mr. Black was born in Detroit, Michigan, December 27, 1891. His father, Cyrenius P. Black, was a native of New York state, and for twenty-four years was engaged in general law practice in Lansing. He was United States district attorney, a public position which he maintained with dignity and honor to himself and the federal government. He served two terms in the state legislature and in 1915 was a member of the important commission on compilation of the state statutes, which body effected a general compilation of state laws. Cyrenius P. Black passed away in 1916, leaving a splendid legacy of good works to serve as an inspiration to his son. He married Miss Eva Turner, a native of Lansing. Allen R. Black attended the public and high schools of Lansing and was graduated in 1913 from the University of Michigan, with the degree Bachelor of Laws. He immediately became associated with his father, and at the time of the latter's death, the son was appointed to complete his father's work with respect to the compilation of state statutes. During the World war, Mr. Black attended the central machine-gun officers' training school at Augusta, Georgia, receiving a commission as second lieutenant. During the period, 1920-22 he was assistant city attorney of Lansing, and in January, 1923, he was made assistant trust officer and counsel for the Capital National Bank. On November 28, 1914, Mr. Black was united in marriage with Miss Irene Shumway, of Williamston, Michigan. There are two children, Allan R. Black, Jr., and Frank Shumway Black. Mr. Black holds membership in the Bar Association, Lansing Country club, Lansing commandery of the Knights Templar and the Elks. His official position attests to the confidence reposed in him and in his ability.



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