John Berry (congressman)

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John Berry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Preceded by James Monroe
Succeeded by Jacob Pitzer Cowan
Personal details
Born (1833-04-26)April 26, 1833
Carey, Ohio
Died May 18, 1879(1879-05-18) (aged 46)
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Resting place Oak Hill Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater

John Berry (April 26, 1833 – May 18, 1879) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Carey, in that portion of Crawford County which is now Wyandot County, Ohio, Berry attended public schools and Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware. He graduated from the law department of Cincinnati College, in 1857. He was admitted to the bar in April 1857 and commenced practice in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Berry was elected prosecuting attorney of Wyandot County in 1862. He was reelected in 1864. He served as mayor of Upper Sandusky in 1864. A son, Junius, died as an infant in July of that year.

Berry was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873 – March 4, 1875). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1874. He resumed the practice of law in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he died May 18, 1879. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Monroe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district

1873-1875
Succeeded by
Jacob P. Cowan