Campbell Polson Berry

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Campbell Polson Berry
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 3rd congressional district
In office
March 4, 1879 - March 3, 1883
Speaker of the California State Assembly
In office
1877 - 1878
Member of the California State Assembly
In office
1869 - 1878
Personal details
BornNovember 7, 1834
Jackson County, Alabama
DiedJanuary 8, 1901
Wheatland, California
Political partyDemocrat

Campbell Polson Berry (November 7, 1834 – January 8, 1901) was a Democratic politician from California. He served in the California State Assembly from 1869 to 1873 and again from 1875 to 1880, representing Sutter County, and became Speaker of the Assembly in 1877-78. He later served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California's 3rd District.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Jackson County, Alabama; Berry moved with his parents to Berryville, Arkansas in 1841. He attended grammar school in Berryville, and moved to California in 1848, settling near Yuba City. Berry engaged in agricultural pursuits and worked in the mercantile business [1] before being elected to the California State Assembly in the 1868 election. For a year, Berry served as the Speaker of the California State Assembly for one year before his election the U.S. House of Representatives in 1878.

In 1882, Berry declined to be a candidate for renomination and was succeeded by Democrat Barclay Henley.

In 1901, Berry died. He is interred in Fairview Cemetery in Sutter County, California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BERRY, Campbell Polson - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2019-05-29.

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Political offices
Preceded by
B. R. Spilman
California State Assemblyman, 23rd District
(Sutter County seat)

1869–1873
Succeeded by
Augustus L. Chandler
Preceded by
John Simpson
California State Assemblyman, 25th District
1875–1880
Succeeded by
Augustus L. Chandler
Preceded by
Gideon J. Carpenter
Speaker of the California State Assembly
December 1877 – April 1878
Succeeded by
Jabez F. Cowdery
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John K. Luttrell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd congressional district

1879–1883
Succeeded by
Barclay Henley