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John BERRY

(1833-1879)

BERRY, John, a Representative from Ohio; born near Carey, in that portion of Crawford County which is now Wyandot County, Ohio, April 26, 1833; attended the public schools, and Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware; was graduated from the law department of Cincinnati College, Ohio, in 1857; was admitted to the bar in April 1857 and commenced practice in Upper Sandusky; elected prosecuting attorney of Wyandot County in 1862; reelected in 1864; mayor of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, in 1864; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of law in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he died May 18, 1879; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

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

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