Nathaniel S. Berry

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Nathaniel Springer Berry
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28th Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 6, 1861 – June 3, 1863
Preceded by Ichabod Goodwin
Succeeded by Joseph A. Gilmore
Personal details
Born September 1, 1796
Bath, Maine
Died April 27, 1894(1894-04-27) (aged 97)
Bristol, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ruth Smith
Mrs. Louise Farley
Profession Tanner
Probate Judge

Nathaniel Springer Berry (September 1, 1796 – April 27, 1894) was a two-term governor of New Hampshire, served in both houses of the state legislature.

Biography[edit]

He was born on September 1, 1796 in Bath, Maine. During the American Civil War. He moved to Hebron, New Hampshire. Berry played a vital role in state recruitment levels. In 1862, Berry attended the Loyal War Governors' Conference in Altoona, Pennsylvania, which ultimately backed Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Union war effort and freed the blacks.

Berry died on April 27, 1894 at the age of 97 years in Bristol, New Hampshire.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ichabod Goodwin
Governor of New Hampshire
1861–1863
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Gilmore
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Hiland Hall
Oldest living United States governor
(excludes pre-statehood)

December 18, 1885 – April 27, 1894
Succeeded by
Alpheus Felch
Preceded by
Hiland Hall
Oldest living United States governor
(includes pre-statehood)

December 18, 1885 – April 27, 1894
Succeeded by
Pío Pico
Preceded by
Joshua Hall
Oldest United States governor ever
November 5, 1890 – February 1, 1937
Succeeded by
Roswell K. Colcord