Reginald James Black
BLACK, REGINALD JAMES (1845-1928), banker, stockbroker and politician, was born on 19 March 1845 in Sydney, son of John Henry Black, general manager of the Bank of New South Wales, and his wife Louisa, née Skinner. Educated at Sydney Grammar School, he joined the bank in 1863, serving at Penrith, Bathurst, Goulburn and Glen Innes. He was assistant inspector at head office in 1875-80, then manager at Bathurst until 1882 when he resigned to join the Sydney firm of Jones & Black, stock-brokers and financial agents. He had become a justice of the peace in 1873.
On 26 February 1883 at Guntawang, Mudgee, Black married Eleanor, grand-daughter of Richard Rouse and sister of Richard Rouse junior. He represented Mudgee in the Legislative Assembly in 1887-91. A free trader, a supporter of Sir Henry Parkes and a man of few words, he was likely, when he did speak, to apologize for taking ...Read more at the source website