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Charles TRACEY

(1847-1905)

TRACEY, Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., May 27, 1847; was graduated from the Albany Academy in 1866; served in the Papal Zouaves at Rome, Italy, portions of the years 1867-1870; appointed aide-de-camp to Governor Tilden, of New York, January 1, 1877; appointed manager of the House of Refuge in Hudson, N.Y., by Governor Cleveland and reappointed by Governor Hill in 1886; engaged in the distilling business; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas T. Kane; reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from November 8, 1887, to March 3, 1895; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed business activities in Albany and Rochester, N.Y.; died at Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, N.Y., on March 24, 1905; interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

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

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