Albert Blakeney

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Albert Alexander Blakeney (September 28, 1850 – October 15, 1924) was a U.S. Congressman who represented the second Congressional district of Maryland from 1901 to 1903 and from 1921 to 1923.

Albert Blakeney
Albert Blakeney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byWilliam Benjamin Baker
Succeeded byJ. Frederick C. Talbott
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byCarville D. Benson
Succeeded byMillard Tydings
Personal details
BornSeptember 28, 1850
Riderwood, Maryland
DiedOctober 15, 1924
Baltimore, Maryland
Political partyRepublican

Blakeney was born in Riderwood, Maryland. He learned the business of cotton manufacturing and established the large cotton-duck mills located in Franklinville, Maryland. Blakeney served as commissioner of Baltimore County, Maryland, from 1895 to 1899.

In 1900, Blakeney was elected as a Republican to Congress, serving one full term from March 4, 1901, to March 3, 1903. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1902. He resumed his former business activities in Franklinville, but was again elected to Congress in 1920, serving another term from March 4, 1921, to March 3, 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1922, and died in Baltimore, Maryland, two years later. He is interred in the Baltimore Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Albert Blakeney (id: B000535)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.