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William Julian ALBERT

(1816-1879)

ALBERT, William Julian, a Representative from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., August 4, 1816; was graduated from Mount St. Mary’s College, near Emmittsburg, Md., in 1833; engaged in the hardware business until 1855 and, later, in banking; was a prominent Union leader in Maryland and worked to prevent the secession of the State; one of the founders and directors of the First National Bank of Maryland; director of several insurance companies, savings banks, and manufacturing companies; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1866 to the Fortieth Congress and in 1868 to the Forty-first Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for reelection to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1874; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Baltimore, Md., March 29, 1879; interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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