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Lewis SPERRY

(1848-1922)

SPERRY, Lewis, a Representative from Connecticut; born at East Windsor Hill, town of South Windsor, Conn., January 23, 1848; attended the district school and Monson Academy, Monson, Mass.; was graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1873; studied law; was admitted to the bar in March 1875 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; again resumed the practice of his profession in Hartford, Conn.; died at East Windsor Hill, town of South Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., June 22, 1922; interment in South Windsor Cemetery.

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

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