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Thomas Johns PERRY

(1807-1871)

PERRY, Thomas Johns, a Representative from Maryland; born in Cumberland, Md., February 17, 1807; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Cumberland, Md.; member of the State house of delegates 1834-1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; associate judge of the sixth judicial district of Maryland 1851-1861 and 1864-1871; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; died in Cumberland, Allegany County, Md., June 27, 1871; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

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