John Berry (congressman)

John Berry (* April 26, 1833 in Carey, Crawford County, Ohio, † May 18 1879 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now Wyandot County John Berry attended the common schools and graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University then in Delaware. After a subsequent law studies at the Cincinnati College, later the University of Cincinnati, and his 1857 was admitted to the bar he began in Upper Sandusky to work in this profession. In 1862 he was prosecutor in Wyandot County. Two years later he was confirmed in the next election in that office. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1864 he was elected mayor of Upper Sandusky.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Berry was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Monroe on March 4, 1873. Since he resigned in 1874 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Berry again practiced as a lawyer in Upper Sandusky. There he is on May 18, 1879 and passed away.