Black and white sketch of James Henderson Berry, including biographical narrative.


The war cripple who became governor

Jas. H. Berry

James Henderson Berry was born 1841 in Alabama.. Came to Carroll County, Ark.. With his parents in 1848… Joined the 16th Ark. Inf.. Confederate Service… Fought at Shiloh.. Lost a leg at Battle of Corinth, Miss., Oct. 4, 1862..

After the war taught school at Ozark and studied law.. Moved to Bentonville and formed law partnership with his brother-in-law, Sam W. Peel. Berry was elected to general assembly 1872 and judge of Fourth Circuit 1878..

Elected governor 1882. When A.H. Garland was appointed U.S. Atty-General, Berry was elected senator for the unexpired term.. Re-elected 1889, 1895 and 1901 but was defeated by Jeff Davis in 1907..

During J.H. Berry's term as governor the Fishback Amendment was submitted and adopted... Sen. Berry died at Bentonville Jan. 30, 1913.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"




MS.000379, Image 05

Resource Type



Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

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James Henderson Berry, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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