Albert J. Pearson

Albert Jackson Pearson ( born May 20, 1846 in Centerville, Belmont County, Ohio; † May 15, 1905 in Woodsfield, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1895 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his childhood Albert Pearson moved with his parents to Beallsville, where he attended the public schools. He then attended the Normal School in Lebanon. During the final phase of the civil war he served in 1865 in the army of the Union. After a subsequent law degree in 1868 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Woodsfield to work in this profession. Between 1871 and 1877 he was a prosecutor in the local Monroe County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1881 and 1882 he sat in the Senate of Ohio. From 1884 to 1890 he served as restructuring judge in Monroe County.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Pearson was in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph D. Taylor on March 4, 1891. After a re-election in the 16th District, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 two legislative sessions. In 1894 he gave up another candidacy. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Pearson practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 15 May 1905 in Woodsfield, where he was also buried.