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 John Macpherson Berrien

John Macpherson Berrien

Birth
Rocky Hill, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
Death 1 Jan 1856 (aged 74)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot Lot 493
Memorial ID 7442066 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Member, U.S. Senator. He graduated from Princeton College in 1796, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began to practice in Louisville, Georgia, in 1799. He was solicitor of the eastern judicial circuit of Georgia, in 1809 and judge of the same circuit, (1810-21). During the War of 1812, he served as Captain of a volunteer company in the Georgia Hussars. After the war, he was a member of the Georgia State Senate, (1822-23) and was elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate, serving (1825-29). In 1829, President Andrew Jackson appointed him the 10th Attorney General, serving until 1831. He was again elected as a Whig to the United States Senate, serving (1841-45). In 1845, he was yet again elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1852. After leaving politics, he lived on his estate until his death at age 74.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 14 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7442066
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Macpherson Berrien (23 Aug 1781–1 Jan 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7442066, citing Laurel Grove Cemetery (North), Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .