John M. Berrien

John Macpherson Berrien of Georgia was a United States senator from Georgia and Andrew Jackson's Attorney General. Berrien was born on August 23, 1781 at Rockingham, Rocky Hill, New Jersey, to Major John Berrien, son of Judge John Berrien, Margaret Macpherson, he moved with his parents to Savannah, Georgia, in 1782. After he returned to Savannah he was elected solicitor of the eastern judicial circuit of Georgia in 1809, he served as captain of the Georgia Hussars, a Savannah volunteer company, in the War of 1812. Berrien was a member of the Georgia Senate from 1822 to 1823, he was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1825. In The Antelope case of 1824, he argued against the freedom of slaves captured at sea noting slavery "lay at the foundation of the Constitution" and that slaves "constitute the foundation of your union". On March 9, 1829, he resigned from the Senate to accept the position of Attorney General in the Cabinet of President Andrew Jackson.

He held that post until June 22, 1831, when he resigned. During his tenure as Attorney General, Berrien supported states' rights in the Nullification Crisis. In the case of the Negro Seamen Acts, he considered the acts to be appropriate exercises of the states' police powers, beyond the reach of the federal government. After leaving the Cabinet he resumed the practice of law until he was again elected, as a Whig, to the U. S. Senate and served from March 4, 1841, until May 1845, when he again resigned to accept an appointment to the supreme court of Georgia. Berrien's views on sectional issues hardened during his tenure in the Senate and he became aligned with the short-lived Southern Rights Party formed to oppose the Compromise of 1850 and the Wilmot Proviso. During the 1820s, Berrien was a member of the prestigious society, Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences, which counted among its members former presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams and many prominent men of the day, including well-known representatives of the military, government service and other professions.

He served as the chairman of the U. S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary in the 20th, 26th and 27th Congresses, he was president of the American Party convention at Milledgeville in 1855. He was a slave owner. In 1830, he owned 90 slaves. In 1840, he owned 8 slaves at his house in Savannah, an additional 140 slaves in surrounding Chatham County. In 1850, he owned 143 slaves. Berrien died in Savannah on January 1, 1856, he is interred in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Berrien County and Berrien County, are named in his honor. Berrien was one of the Georgia Historical Society's founders in 1839 and served as the organization's first president; the Georgia Historical Society holds a substantial collection of Berrien papers. The Society annually presents the John Macpherson Berrien Award, a lifetime achievement award recognizing outstanding contributions to Georgia history. John Macpherson Berrien Papers in the Digital Library of Georgia John Macpherson Berrien papers at the Georgia Historical Society "Hon. J. Macpherson Berrien on the Principles of the Know-Nothings".

The New York Times. September 20, 1855. United States Congress. "John Macpherson Berrien". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

Special Album

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2007–08 Colorado Avalanche season

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