The Road to Civil War

Albert G. Riddle

(May 28, 1816 — May 16, 1902) Albert Gallatin Riddle, a Representative from Ohio; was born in Monson, Mass., May 28, 1816; moved with his parents to Newbury, in the Western Reserve of Ohio, in 1817; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and began practice in Geauga County; prosecuting attorney of that county 1840-1846; member of the State house of representatives 1848-1850; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1856; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; consul at Matanzas, Cuba, in 1863 and 1864; returned to Washington, D.C., and again engaged in the practice of law; was retained by the State Department to aid in the prosecution of John H. Surratt as one of the accomplices in the murder of President Lincoln; law officer of the District of Columbia 1877-1889; died in Washington, D.C., May 16, 1902; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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