Walter C. Newberry

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Walter Cass Newberry
Walter Cass Newberry.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by George E. Adams
Succeeded by Julius Goldzier
Personal details
Born (1835-12-23)December 23, 1835
Waterville, New York
Died July 20, 1912(1912-07-20) (aged 76)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Harriet (DeGrout)

Mary L.

Jessica C.

Amasa L. Newberry

Cornelia (Pangborn) Newberry
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Soldier (Brigadier General), Postmaster, Merchant

Walter Cass Newberry (December 23, 1835 – July 20, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Chicago residence designed for Walter Cass Newberry by William Le Baron Jenney, 1889[1]

Newberry was born in Waterville, New York and enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War as a private in the Eighty-first Regiment, New York Volunteers. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1861, captain in 1862, major of the Twenty-fourth Regiment, New York Cavalry, in 1863, lieutenant colonel and colonel in 1864, and was brevetted brigadier general March 31, 1865.

He moved to Petersburg, Virginia in 1865, and served as mayor of Petersburg in 1869 and 1870, resigning in the latter year. He moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1870, and was superintendent of public property for the state for four years.

He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1876, and was Postmaster of Chicago in 1888 and 1889. Newberry was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892.

He died in Chicago on July 20, 1912 and was interred in Graceland Cemetery.

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  1. ^ Architecture and Building. XII (1): 5–6. 4 January 1890.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George E. Adams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Julius Goldzier