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Campbell Polson BERRY

(1834-1901)

BERRY, Campbell Polson, (cousin of James Henderson Berry), a Representative from California; born in Jackson County, Ala., November 7, 1834; moved to Arkansas in 1841 with his parents, who settled in Berryville; attended the grammar school; moved to California in 1857 and settled near Yuba City; was graduated from the Pacific Methodist College, Vacaville, Solano County, Calif., in 1865; served as supervisor of Sutter County 1866-1869; engaged in agricultural pursuits and for a short time, in 1872, was also in the mercantile business; member of the State assembly in 1869, 1871, 1873, 1875, 1877, and 1878, serving as speaker in 1877 and 1878; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1883); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1882; subtreasurer of the United States at San Francisco, Calif., 1894-1898; died in Wheatland, Yuba County, Calif., on January 8, 1901; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Sutter County, Calif.

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

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