PEARSON, Albert Jackson, (1846 - 1905)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

PEARSON, Albert Jackson, a Representative from Ohio; born in Centerville, Belmont County, Ohio, May 20, 1846; at an early age moved with his parents to Beallsville, Monroe County, Ohio; attended the common schools and the normal school at Lebanon, Ohio; served as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty-sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Woodsfield, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Monroe County 1871-1877; member of the State senate in 1881 and 1882; probate judge of Monroe County 1884-1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); was not a candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, on May 15, 1905; interment in Woodsfield Cemetery.