BLAKENEY, Albert Alexander, (1850 - 1924)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BLAKENEY, Albert Alexander, a Representative from Maryland; born in Riderwood, Baltimore County, Md., September 28, 1850; attended private schools; learned the business of cotton manufacturing and established the large cotton-duck mills located in Franklinville, Md.; commissioner of Baltimore County 1895-1899; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed his former business activities in Franklinville, Md.; elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; died in Baltimore, Md., October 15, 1924; interment in the Baltimore Cemetery.