Albert J. Pearson

Albert Jackson Pearson (May 20, 1846 – May 15, 1905) was a soldier, attorney, judge, and two-term U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Albert Jackson Pearson
Albert Jackson Pearson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byJoseph D. Taylor
Succeeded byJames A. D. Richards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byLewis P. Ohliger
Succeeded byLorenzo Danford
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 18th district
In office
January 2, 1882 – January 6, 1884
Preceded byBeriah Wilkins
Succeeded byWilliam S. Crowell
Personal details
BornMay 20, 1846
Centerville, Ohio
DiedMay 15, 1905 (aged 58)
Woodsfield, Ohio
Resting placeWoodsfield Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materNational Normal University
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnion Army
Unit186th Ohio Infantry


Born in Centerville, Ohio, Pearson moved with his parents to Beallsville, Ohio at an early age. He attended the common schools and the normal school at Lebanon, Ohio.

Pearson served as a private in Company I, One Hundred and Eighty-Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War.

He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Woodsfield, Ohio. He served as the prosecuting attorney of Monroe County, Ohio, from 1871 to 1877. He served as member of the Ohio Senate in 1881 and 1882. He was a probate judge of Monroe County from 1884 to 1890.

Pearson was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress, and instead resumed the practice of his profession.

Pearson died in Woodsfield on May 15, 1905, and was interred in Woodsfield Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Albert J. Pearson (id: P000164)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-09-27

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph D. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

Succeeded by
James A. D. Richards
Preceded by
Lewis P. Ohliger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th congressional district

Succeeded by
Lorenzo Danford

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