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  • ID: I331046
  • Name: Elbridge GERRY III
  • RELA: 13th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 DEC 1813 in Waterford, Oxford Co., ME
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine BET 4 MAR 1849 AND 3 MAR 1851
  • Death: 10 APR 1886 in Portland, Cumberland Co., ME
  • Note:
    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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Elbridge GERRY , Jr. b: 12 JUN 1793 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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