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Berry, John McDonogh

Territorial House 1857 (District 8); Senate 1863-64 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Rice

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 9/18/1827
Birth Place: Pittsfield, New Hampshire
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/8/1887
Gender: Male
Religion:
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Faribault
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer

EDUCATION

Phillips Academy; Secondary;
Yale College; College Graduate; 1847
Studied Law; Admitted to the Bar, September 1850

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Board of Regents: University of Minnesota; 1860 to 1861
Judge: Minnesota Supreme Court (Associate Justice); 01/10/1865 to 11/08/1887 [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Single; Married (listed in 1864)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He moved to Lanesboro, Minnesota in 1853. He came to Faribault, Minnesota in 1855. He moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1879.

He died in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 1057

SESSIONS SERVED

6th Legislative Session (1864)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 08
Elected: 11/4/1862
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/6/1863 to 1/2/1865
Counties Represented: Rice
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Change of Names
  • Joint University
  • Judiciary (Chair)
  • State Charitable Institutions (Chair)

5th Legislative Session (1863)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 08
Elected: 11/4/1862
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/6/1863 to 1/2/1865
Counties Represented: Rice
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Internal Improvements (Chair)
  • Joint in Reference to the Execution and Removal of the Indians Special (Chair)
  • Militia (Chair)
  • State Affairs
  • State Prison
  • Towns and Counties

8th Territorial Legislative Session (1857)

  Session Details
Body: Territorial House
District: 08
Elected: 10/14/1856
Residence: Faribault
Term of Office: 1/7/1857 to 12/1/1857
Counties Represented: Fillmore, Houston, Mower
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Judiciary (Chair)
  • Science and Literature
Articles & Books About
Minnesota Supreme Court. "John M. Berry." Biographical Sketches of Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Judges of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from Territorial Days to 1990, St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Company, 1990, p. 17.