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us: Berry, James H. (James Henderson), 1841-1913



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    • us: Berry, J. H. (James Henderson), 1841-1913
    • us: Berry, Mr. (James Henderson), 1841-1913
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    • found: Speech of Hon. J.H. Berry, of Arkansas ... 1887.
    • found: Bio. dir. Am. Con., 1961 (Berry, James Henderson; b. Jackson Co., Ala., May 15, 1841; moved to Arkansas with his parents in 1848; served in the Confederate Army; lawyer; elected to state house of reps. in 1866 and 1872; circuit court judge 1878-1882; elected governor of Arkansas, 1882; U.S. Senator, 1885-1907; d. Bentonville, Ark., Jan. 30, 1913)
    • found: OCLC, 10/31/95 (hdgs.: Berry, James H. (James Henderson), 1841-1913; Berry, James Henderson, 1841-1913; usage: James H. Berry, J.H. Berry)
    • found: Bridge across Columbia River, 1902: p. 1 (Mr. Berry, from the Committee on Commerce)
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, April 28, 2014 (Berry, James Henderson, (cousin of Campbell Polson Berry), a Senator from Arkansas; born in Jackson County, Ala., May 15, 1841; moved to Arkansas with his parents, who settled in Carroll County in 1848; attended a private school in Berryville, Ark.; entered the Confederate Army in 1861 as a second lieutenant, Sixteenth Regiment, Arkansas Infantry; lost a leg in the Battle of Corinth, Miss., in 1862; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Berryville, Carroll County, Ark.; elected to the State house of representatives in 1866; reelected in 1872, and served as speaker in 1874; moved to Bentonville, Ark., in 1869 and continued the practice of law; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1876; judge of the circuit court 1878-1882; elected Governor of Arkansas in 1882; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1885 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Augustus H. Garland; reelected in 1889, 1895, and 1901, and served from March 20, 1885, to March 3, 1907; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Engrossed Bills (Fifty-ninth Congress); died in Bentonville, Benton County, Ark., January 30, 1913; interment in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery)
    • found: National Governors Association website, April 28, 2014 (Arkansas Governor James Henderson Berry; office dates: Jan. 13, 1883-Jan. 17, 1885)
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