The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Index to Politicians



  GERRY: See also Waldemar John Gallman — Robert Adam Mosbacher, Sr.
  Gerry, Arthur P. — of Gilford, Belknap County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Gilford, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, C. H. — of York, York County, Pa. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, Curtis — of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, David M. — of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa. Democrat. Chair of Lycoming County Democratic Party, 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, E. Peabody — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Candidate in primary for mayor of Boston, Mass., 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, Elbridge (1744-1814) — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Marblehead, Essex County, Mass., July 17, 1744. Delegate to Continental Congress from Massachusetts, 1776-80, 1782-85; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; signer, Articles of Confederation, 1777; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1786; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 3rd District, 1789-93; Governor of Massachusetts, 1810-12; defeated, 1801, 1812; Vice President of the United States, 1813-14; died in office 1814. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. The word gerrymander ("Gerry" plus "salamander") was coined to describe an oddly shaped Massachusetts senate district his party created in 1811, and later came to mean any unfair districting. Died in Washington, D.C., November 23, 1814 (age 70 years, 129 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Gerry (1702-1774) and Elizabeth (Greenleaf) Gerry (1716-1771); married to Ann Thompson (1763-1849); grandfather of Elbridge Gerry (1813-1886) and Elbridge Thomas Gerry; great-grandfather of Peter Goelet Gerry.
  Political family: Gerry family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The town of Elbridge, New York, is named for him.  — The town of Gerry, New York, is named for him.  — The town of Gerry (now Phillipston, Massachusetts), was named for him until 1812.
  Other politicians named for him: Elbridge G. BaldwinElbridge G. KnowltonElbridge G. CreacraftElbridge G. SpauldingElbridge G. GaleElbridge GerryElbridge G. LaphamEldridge Gerry PearlElbridge G. MoultonElbridge G. CracraftElbridge G. KelleyElbridge G. HaynesElbridge G. BrownElbridge G. Davis
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Elbridge Gerry: George Athan Billias, Elbridge Gerry, Founding Father and Republican Statesman
  Gerry, Elbridge (1813-1886) — of Maine. Born in Waterford, Oxford County, Maine, December 6, 1813. Democrat. Member of Maine state house of representatives, 1846; U.S. Representative from Maine 1st District, 1849-51. Died April 10, 1886 (age 72 years, 125 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine.
  Presumably named for: Elbridge Gerry
  Relatives: Grandson of Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814).
  Political family: Gerry family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gerry, Elbridge Thomas (1837-1927) — of Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 25, 1837. Lawyer; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867; founder and president, New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (said to be the "parent of all child protective organizations in the world"); governor of New York Hospital, 1878-1912; chairman, New York State Commission on Capital Punishment (replaced hanging with the electric chair), 1886-88; trustee, New York Life Insurance Co.; chairman, New York City Commission on Insanity, 1892. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Broke his hip in a fall, and died two weeks later, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 18, 1927 (age 89 years, 55 days). Entombed at St. James' Churchyard, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Russell Gerry (1794-1845) and Hannah Green (Goelet) Gerry (1804-1845); married 1867 to Louisa Matilda Livingston (1836-1920; great-granddaughter of Morgan Lewis); father of Peter Goelet Gerry (1879-1957); grandson of Elbridge Gerry; first cousin once removed of Robert Walton Goelet.
  Political family: Gerry family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerry, Harvey S. — U.S. Vice Consul in Buenos Aires, as of 1926; Asuncion, as of 1927. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, James (1796-1873) — of Shrewsbury, York County, Pa. Born near Rising Sun, Cecil County, Md., August 14, 1796. Democrat. Physician; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 11th District, 1839-43. Died in Shrewsbury, York County, Pa., July 19, 1873 (age 76 years, 339 days). Interment at Lutheran Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gerry, James O. — of Madison, Carroll County, N.H. Democrat. Member of New Hampshire state senate 5th District, 1911-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1916 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1920 (alternate), 1924 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, John Francis (c.1926-1995) — of New Jersey. Born in Mt. Holly, Burlington County, N.J., about 1926. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; superior court judge in New Jersey, 1973-75; U.S. District Judge for New Jersey, 1975-94. Died, of liver cancer, in Moorestown, Burlington County, N.J., March 10, 1995 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, Louise Cuyler — also known as Louise C. Gerry — of Snyder, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Robbinston, Washington County, Maine. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940. Female. Congregationalist or Presbyterian. Member, Daughters of the American Revolution; Zonta; Grange. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, Melville B. — of Colorado. Justice of Colorado state supreme court, 1888-89. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, Peabody See E. Peabody Gerry
  Gerry, Peter Goelet (1879-1957) — also known as Peter G. Gerry — of Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Warwick, Kent County, R.I.; Providence, Providence County, R.I. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 18, 1879. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1916 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1932; U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 2nd District, 1913-15; defeated, 1914; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1917-29, 1935-47; defeated, 1928, 1930; member of Democratic National Committee from Rhode Island, 1932-36. Episcopalian. Died in Providence, Providence County, R.I., October 31, 1957 (age 78 years, 43 days). Interment at St. James' Churchyard, Hyde Park, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Elbridge Thomas Gerry and Louisa Matilda (Livingston) Gerry; married, May 26, 1910, to Mathilde Townsend (divorced 1925; who later married Benjamin Sumner Welles); married, October 22, 1925, to Edith Stuyvesant (Dresser) Vanderbilt (1873-1958); great-grandson of Elbridge Gerry (1744-1814); second cousin of Robert Walton Goelet; second cousin once removed of Peter Goelet.
  Political family: Gerry family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gerry, Robert — of Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. Mayor of Ellsworth, Maine, 1896. Burial location unknown.
  Gerry, Thomas R. — U.S. Vice Consul in Malaga, as of 1899. Burial location unknown.

"Enjoy the hospitable entertainment of a political graveyard."
Henry L. Clinton, Apollo Hall, New York City, February 3, 1872
The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 312,576 politicians, living and dead.
  The listings are incomplete; development of the database is a continually ongoing project.  
  Information on this page — and on all other pages of this site — is believed to be accurate, but is not guaranteed. Users are advised to check with other sources before relying on any information here.  
  The official URL for this page is: https://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/gerry.html.  
  Links to this or any other Political Graveyard page are welcome, but specific page addresses may sometimes change as the site develops.  
  If you are searching for a specific named individual, try the alphabetical index of politicians.  
  More information: FAQ; privacy policy; cemetery links.  
  If you find any error or omission in The Political Graveyard, or if you have information to share, please see the biographical checklist and submission guidelines.  
Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

Commons License Follow polgraveyard on Twitter [Amazon.com]