Albert G. Riddle

Albert Gallatin Riddle ( born May 28, 1816 in Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts, † May 16 1902 in Washington, DC ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. From 4 March 1861 until 3 March 1863 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Riddle was born in Monson. In 1817 he moved with his parents to Newbury Township. There he finished school, he had previously started at his birthplace. He then studied law. In 1840 he was admitted to the bar. He practiced henceforth in Geauga County. From 1840 to 1846 he was a prosecutor there. From 1848 to 1850 he was then a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1850 he moved to Cleveland, where he again worked as a prosecutor from 1850 to 1859.

From 1861 to 1863 Riddle was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for a legislative period. He represented the 19th District of Ohio there. For re-election he was not proposed by his party. After his retirement from the House, he was from 1863 to 1864 Consul of the United States in Matanzas, Cuba. He returned to the U.S. and settled as a lawyer in the capital. After the founding of Howard University in Washington, he was there for several years as a professor.

Riddle died in 1902 in Washington. He was buried there on the Rock Creek Cemetery. Riddle was married to Caroline Avery. Together, both had 6 children.