RIDDLE, Albert Gallatin

RIDDLE, Albert Gallatin
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RIDDLE, Albert Gallatin, 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.

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

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External Research Collections

Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, OH
Papers: 1835-1901. ca. 3 feet. Correspondence, unpublished autobiographical and novel manuscripts, personal and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. Unpublished register in repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Riddle, Albert Gallatin. Address before the Oldest inhabitants' association of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: Judd & Detweiler, printers, [1891].

------. Alice Brand. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1875.

------. Ansel's Cave. Cleveland, [Ohio]: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1893.

------. Argument for the defence in the case of the United States vs. Colonel Louis Schirmer. Washington, D.C.: N.p., 1865.

------. Elmer Riddle. Cleveland, Ohio: W. W. Williams, 1884.

------. Hart and his bear; told to Dell, Lois, Harry, Alice, Bertie. Washington: W.H. Morrison, [dedication 1883].

------. The House of Ross, and Other Tales. Boston: Hall and Whiting, 1881.

------. The Life of Benjamin F. Wade. Cleveland, Ohio: W. W. Williams, 1887.

------. Old Newbury and the Pioneers. [Cleveland, Ohio: W. W. William, 1885].

------. The Portrait. A Romance of Cuyahoga Valley. New York: J. W. Lovell Company, [1890].

------. Recollections of War Times: Reminiscences of Men and Events in Washington, 1860-1865. N.p.: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895.

------. The Social Evil. Remarks of Mr. Riddle, to the Mass Meeting of the Women's Club, at Lincoln Hall, September 22, 1871. [Washington: N.p., 1871].

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