GERRY, Elbridge, a Representative from Maine; born in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine, December 6, 1813; pursued an academic course and attended Bridgton Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Waterford; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1840; appointed United States commissioner in bankruptcy in 1841; prosecuting attorney for Oxford County 1842-1845; member of the State house of representatives in 1846; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); was not a candidate for renomination in 1850; moved to Portland, Maine, where he resumed the practice of law; died in Portland, Maine, April 10, 1886; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.
Father: Elbridge GERRY , Jr. b: 12 JUN 1793 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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