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Eli PERRY

(1799-1881)

PERRY, Eli, a Representative from New York; born in Cambridge, Washington County, N.Y., December 25, 1799; attended the common schools; engaged in business in Albany, N.Y., in 1827 and continued until 1852; member of the Board of Aldermen of Albany for two years; served in the State assembly in 1851; mayor of Albany 1851-1853, 1856-1860, 1862-1866; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; died in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 17, 1881; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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