DOUGLAS, Albert

1852–1935

Biography

DOUGLAS, Albert, a Representative from Ohio; born in Chillicothe, Ohio, April 25, 1852; attended the public schools of Chillicothe and a preparatory school; was graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, in 1872 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1874; was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Ross County 1877-1881; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Chillicothe, Ohio; appointed Ambassador Extraordinary to represent the United States at the centennial of the independence of Peru in 1921; retired and resided in Washington, D.C., until his death in that city on March 14, 1935; interment in Grand View Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ohio.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Ohio Historical Society

Columbus, OH
Papers: In the Ohio Congressmen Papers, 1910, 26 items. Includes a letter from nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one Ohio U.S. Senator about the Telepost Bill (H.R. 19402). Correspondents include Albert Douglas.
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