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Albert Seaton BERRY

(1836-1908)

BERRY, Albert Seaton, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Fairfield (now Dayton), Campbell County, Ky., May 13, 1836; attended the public schools; was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1855 and from the Cincinnati Law School in 1858; was admitted to the bar and practiced; prosecuting attorney of Newport, Ky., in 1859; served in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War; mayor of Newport in 1870 and served five terms; member of the State senate in 1878 and 1884; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1901); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1900; resumed the practice of law; appointed and subsequently elected judge of the seventeenth judicial district of Kentucky and served from 1905 until his death in Newport, Campbell County, Ky., January 6, 1908; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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