Albert S. Berry

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Albert S. Berry
A man with gray hair, beard, and mustache wearing a black jacket and neck tie and a white shirt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1901
Preceded byWilliam Worth Dickerson
Succeeded byDaniel Linn Gooch
Member of the Kentucky Senate
In office
1878
1884
Personal details
Born(1836-05-13)May 13, 1836
Dayton, Kentucky
DiedJanuary 6, 1908(1908-01-06) (aged 71)
Newport, Kentucky
Resting placeEvergreen Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMiami University
University of Cincinnati College of Law
ProfessionLawyer
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Marine Corps
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Albert Seaton Berry (May 13, 1836 – January 6, 1908) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Biography[edit]

Born in Fairfield (now Dayton), Campbell County, Kentucky, Berry attended the public schools. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1855 and from the Cincinnati Law School in 1858. He was admitted to the bar and practiced law. He served as prosecuting attorney of Newport, Kentucky, in 1859. He served in the Confederate States Marine Corps throughout the Civil War. He served five terms as mayor of Newport, beginning in 1870. He served as member of the Kentucky Senate in 1878 and 1884.

Berry was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1901). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900.

He resumed the practice of law. He was appointed and subsequently elected judge of the seventeenth judicial district of Kentucky and served from 1905 until his death in Newport, Kentucky, January 6, 1908. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Albert S. Berry (id: B000414)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-05-07
  • Johnson, E. Polk (1912). A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. Lewis Publishing Company. pp. 1042–1043. Retrieved 2008-11-10.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Dickerson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1901
Succeeded by
Daniel L. Gooch