Charles J. Albright

Charles Jefferson Albright
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1855  March 3, 1857
Preceded by Wilson Shannon
Succeeded by William Lawrence
Personal details
Born (1816-05-09)May 9, 1816
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Died October 21, 1883(1883-10-21) (aged 67)
Cambridge, Ohio
Resting place South Cemetery
Political party

Charles Jefferson Albright (May 9, 1816 – October 21, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Albright moved with his parents in 1824 to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He received a limited schooling. He was employed in a harness shop and as a clerk in a rural store. Apprenticed as a printer. He moved to Guernsey County, Ohio, in 1832 and settled on a farm near Cambridge. He was owner and publisher of the Guernsey Times 1840-1845 and 1848-1855. He served as secretary of the Guernsey County Board of School Examiners 1841-1844.

Albright was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He served as vice president at the Republican State convention in 1855. He served as delegate to the first and second Republican National Conventions in 1856 and 1860. During the Civil War served as chairman of the Guernsey County Military Committee. Internal revenue collector for the sixteenth Ohio district, by appointment of President Lincoln from 1862 to 1869. He served as delegate to the third State constitutional convention in 1873. He served as member of the State board of charities in 1875. He served as president of the board of school examiners of the Cambridge Union School 1881-1883. He died in Cambridge, Ohio, October 21, 1883. He was interred in South Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wilson Shannon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1857
Succeeded by
William Lawrence
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