Albert S. Berry

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This article is about the U.S. Representative from Kentucky. For the parachutist, see Albert Berry (parachutist).
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 by William Worth Dickerson
Succeeded by Daniel Linn Gooch
Personal details
Born (1836-05-13)May 13, 1836
Dayton, Kentucky
Died January 6, 1908(1908-01-06) (aged 71)
Newport, Kentucky
Resting place Evergreen Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Miami University
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Profession Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate States Marine Corps
Battles/wars American 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]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.