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Walter C. Newberry

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Walter Cass Newberry
Walter Cass Newberry.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byGeorge E. Adams
Succeeded byJulius Goldzier
Personal details
Born(1835-12-23)December 23, 1835
Waterville, New York
DiedJuly 20, 1912(1912-07-20) (aged 76)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Harriet (DeGrout)
ChildrenMary L.
Jessica C.
ParentsAmasa L. Newberry
Cornelia (Pangborn) Newberry
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
OccupationSoldier, Postmaster, Merchant

Walter Cass Newberry (December 23, 1835 – July 20, 1912) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Chicago residence designed for Walter Cass Newberry by William Le Baron Jenney, 1889[1]
Chicago residence designed for Walter Cass Newberry by William Le Baron Jenney, 1889[1]

Newberry was born in Waterville, New York and enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War as a private in the Eighty-first Regiment, New York Volunteers. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1861, captain in 1862, major of the Twenty-fourth Regiment, New York Cavalry, in 1863, lieutenant colonel and colonel in 1864, and was brevetted brigadier general March 31, 1865.

He moved to Petersburg, Virginia in 1865, and served as mayor of Petersburg in 1869 and 1870, resigning in the latter year. He moved to Richmond, Virginia in 1870, and was superintendent of public property for the state for four years.

He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1876, and was Postmaster of Chicago in 1888 and 1889. Newberry was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892.

He died in Chicago on July 20, 1912 and was interred in Graceland Cemetery.

Source material

  • United States Congress. "Walter C. Newberry (id: N000063)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z, Volume 3, Page 262, By William R. Denslow, Harry S. Truman

References

  1. ^ Architecture and Building. XII (1): 5–6. 4 January 1890. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George E. Adams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 4th congressional district

1891-1893
Succeeded by
Julius Goldzier
This page was last edited on 16 April 2018, at 14:02
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