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Born in Fairfield (now Dayton), Campbell County, Kentucky, Berry attended the public schools. He graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1855 and from the Cincinnati Law School in 1858. He was admitted to the bar and practiced law. He served as prosecuting attorney of Newport, Kentucky, in 1859. He served in the Confederate States Marine Corps throughout the Civil War. He served five terms as mayor of Newport, beginning in 1870. He served as member of the Kentucky Senate in 1878 and 1884.
He resumed the practice of law. He was appointed and subsequently elected judge of the seventeenth judicial district of Kentucky and served from 1905 until his death in Newport, Kentucky, January 6, 1908. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.
References[edit | edit source]
- Albert S. Berry at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2009-05-07
- Johnson, E. Polk (1912). A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities. Lewis Publishing Company. pp. 1042–1043. http://books.google.com/books?id=FXQUAAAAYAAJ. Retrieved 2008-11-10.