William Albert

William Julian Albert ( * August 4, 1816 in Baltimore, Maryland, † March 29, 1879 ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Albert attended until 1833, Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg. Afterwards he worked until 1855 in the hardware store. Later, he also worked in the banking industry. Before the Civil War, he argued forcefully for the Union and fought against all divisive tendencies in Maryland. Albert was one of the founders and directors of the First National Bank of Maryland. He was also a director of several insurance companies, banks and craft shops. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In the years 1866 and 1868, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress in each case yet.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Albert but then in the fifth electoral district of Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC was chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats William Matthew Merrick on March 4, 1873. Since he resigned in 1874 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives William Albert resumed his previous activities on again. He died on March 29, 1879 in Baltimore, where he was also buried.