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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.
BibliographyRiddle, Albert G.
Recollections of War Times: Reminiscences of Men and Events in
Washington, 1860-1865. G.P. Putnams Sons, 1895.