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date: 12 December 2019

Berrien, John Macphersonlocked

(23 August 1781–01 January 1856)
  • M. Philip Lucas

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Berrien, John Macpherson (23 August 1781–01 January 1856), politician and lawyer, was born in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, the son of John Berrien, a soldier, politician, and planter, and Margaret Macpherson. In 1783 the family moved to eastern Georgia, where Berrien’s father started a plantation and pursued political office. He sent his five-year-old son to New York and later to New Jersey for his education, which culminated in graduation from Princeton in 1796 with a bachelor’s degree....

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