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MERRITT (Soundex M630) — See also FERRITT, GERRITT, JERRITT, MARRITT, MERIT, MERITT, MERR, MERRETT, MERRI, MERRIT, MITTER, PERRITT, PERRITTE, RITT, SHERRITT, STERRITT, TIMMER.

  MERRITT: See also John Richard Baldwin — Lawrence A. Boland — Nancy Merritt Boykin — William DeWitt Mitchell — Harvey Wallis Salmon — John T. Wilder
  Merritt, (need first name) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut state senate 2nd District; elected 1926; defeated, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Abram — of Nyack, Rockland County, N.Y. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Albert (d. 1911) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Quincy, Norfolk County, Mass. Member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1882-84. Member, Freemasons. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 3, 1911. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Alice P. — also known as Mrs. Joseph Merritt — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Republican. Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1927-30. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, B. F., Jr. See Benjamin Franklin B. F. Merritt, Jr.
  Merritt, Benjamin Franklin B. F., Jr. — also known as B. F. Merritt, Jr. — of Macon, Bibb County, Ga. Mayor of Macon, Ga., 1954-59, 1964-67. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Franklin
  Merritt, Mrs. Charles W. See Mary Martha Merritt
  Merritt, Cheri See Cheri Barry
  Merritt, Clarence — U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1914-20. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Dorothy — of Salem, Marion County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Douglas N. — of Kansas. Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kansas, 1984. Still living as of 1984.
  Merritt, Earl W. — of Salem, Marion County, Ill. Democrat. Candidate for Illinois state treasurer, 1944; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Ed — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Merritt, Edward L. — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y. Republican. Postmaster at Kingston, N.Y., 1930-34. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Edwin Albert — U.S. Deputy Consul General in London, as of 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Edwin Albert, Jr. (1860-1914) — also known as Edwin A. Merritt, Jr. — of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., July 25, 1860. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County 2nd District, 1902-12; Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1912; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908 (alternate), 1912; U.S. Representative from New York, 1912-14 (26th District 1912-13, 31st District 1913-14); died in office 1914. Died in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., December 4, 1914 (age 54 years, 132 days). Interment at Pierrepont Hill Cemetery, Pierrepont, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Edwin Atkins Merritt (1828-1916); married to Edith S. Wilcox (1865-1930).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merritt, Edwin Atkins (1828-1916) — also known as Edwin A. Merritt — of Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in Sudbury, Rutland County, Vt., February 26, 1828. Republican. Surveyor; engineer; member of New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County 2nd District, 1860-61; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1867-68; candidate for New York state treasurer, 1875; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1878-81; U.S. Consul General in London, 1882-85. Died December 26, 1916 (age 88 years, 304 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Nodiah Merritt and Relief (Parker) Merritt; father of Edwin Albert Merritt, Jr. (1860-1914).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Merritt, F. D. — of Auburn, King County, Wash. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Franklin See Matthew Franklin Merritt
  Merritt, Freeman H. — of White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y. Republican. Postmaster at White Plains, N.Y., 1907-11. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Freeman H. — of Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Republican. Member of Maine state house of representatives from Sagadahoc County (3rd), 1931-32. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, George — of California. Member of California state assembly 23rd District, 1869-71. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, George A. (born c.1894) — of Andover, Tolland County, Conn. Born in Andover, Tolland County, Conn., about 1894. Republican. Mail carrier; painter; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Andover, 1921-22, 1939-40. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, George R. — of Lyon County, Ky. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, George W. — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Postmaster at Greenwich, Conn., 1906-15. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Gilbert Stroud, Jr. (b. 1936) — also known as Gilbert S. Merritt, Jr. — Born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., 1936. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1966-69; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1977-2001; took senior status 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  See also federal judicial profile
  Merritt, Glen J. — of Duluth, St. Louis County, Minn. Democrat. Postmaster at Duluth, Minn., 1933-63 (acting, 1933-34). Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, H. C. — of Nebraska. Member of University of Nebraska board of regents, 1883. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Harold N. — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Bay County 1st District, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Harry D. — of Spokane, Spokane County, Wash. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington 3rd District, 1910; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Henry F. — U.S. Consul in Aix-la-Chapelle, 1885-87; Chemnitz, 1887-92; Barmen, 1893. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Henry W. — of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1928; postmaster at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 1931-33. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Isaac J. — of New York. U.S. Consul in Nassau, 1857-61. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Israel J. — of Whitestone, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, James — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Merritt, James B. III — of Easton, Talbot County, Md. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1932. Interment at Shrewsbury Cemetery, Kent County, Md.
  Merritt, James D. — of Harrison, Westchester County, N.Y. Postmaster at Thomasville, N.Y., 1827-28; Harrison Purchase, N.Y., 1828-36; Harrison, N.Y., 1836-38, 1848-54. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, James S. — of Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y. Postmaster at Port Chester, N.Y., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Jim — of Florida. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Merritt, John — of New Castle County, Del. Member of Delaware state senate from New Castle County, 1808. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, John — of Onondaga County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Onondaga County 4th District, 1852. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, John — of Delaware. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, John A. — of Lockport, Niagara County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C.; Niagara Falls, Niagara County, N.Y. Republican. Postmaster at Washington, D.C., 1899-1906; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1909; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, John A., Jr. — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Honorary Vice-Consul for Norway in Pensacola, Fla., 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, John B. — of Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Postmaster at Baker, La., 1889, 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, John E. — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 54, 1923-32. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Merritt, Mrs. Joseph See Alice P. Merritt
  Merritt, Joseph — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984. Still living as of 1984.
  Merritt, Joseph — Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state senate 5th District, 2008, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Merritt, Katherine I. — of Pelham Manor, Westchester County, N.Y. Postmaster at Pelham Manor, N.Y., 1897. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Kent Wright (b. 1851) — also known as Kent W. Merritt — of Shoreham, Addison County, Vt. Born in Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., 1851. Republican. Farmer; member of Vermont state house of representatives from Shoreham, 1888. Universalist. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, L. M. See Lucius Manlius Merritt
  Merritt, Leonidas — Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 54, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Merritt, Lucius Manlius (1824-1893) — also known as L. M. Merritt — of Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla. Born in Charlestown, Middlesex County (now part of Boston, Suffolk County), Mass., July 22, 1824. Vice-Consul for Argentina in Pensacola, Fla., 1870-88. Member, Odd Fellows. Suffered a paralytic stroke, and died four days later, in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., January 14, 1893 (age 68 years, 176 days). Interment at St. John's Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merritt, Lyman B. — of Maine. Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, M. Franklin See Matthew Franklin Merritt
  Merritt, M. W. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Mary Martha (b. 1922) — also known as Mary Martha Presley; Mrs. Charles W. Merritt — of Beckley, Raleigh County, W.Va. Born in Tutwiler, Tallahatchie County, Miss., November 2, 1922. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Raleigh County, 1971-74. Female. Episcopalian. Still living as of 1974.
  Relatives: Daughter of Curtis Edward Presley and Martha E. (Johnston) Presley; married, July 19, 1947, to Charles W. Merritt.
  Merritt, Matthew Franklin (1815-1896) — also known as M. Franklin Merritt — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Flushing (now part of Queens), Queens County, N.Y., March 2, 1815. Member of Connecticut state senate 12th District, 1859. Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., May 10, 1896 (age 81 years, 69 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Nehemiah M. Merritt and Phebe (Thorne) Merritt; married to Mariah Shaw (1820-1901); father of Schuyler Merritt (1853-1953).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merritt, Matthew Joseph (1895-1946) — also known as Matthew J. Merritt — of Flushing, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 2, 1895. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; real estate and insurance business; U.S. Representative from New York at-large, 1935-45; defeated, 1938. Member, American Legion; Elks. Died in Malba, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., September 29, 1946 (age 51 years, 180 days). Interment at Mount St. Mary Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Howard N. Merritt and Augusta (Port) Merritt.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Merritt, Maurice A. — of Oakland County, Mich. Candidate in primary for circuit judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 1959, 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Merritt, Nancy See Nancy Merritt Boykin
  Merritt, Nelson B. (b. 1914) — of Midland County, Mich. Born in 1914. Republican. Member of Michigan state house of representatives from Midland County, 1947-48. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Norman A. — of Washington, D.C. Republican. Postmaster at Washington, D.C., 1909, 1910-14 (acting, 1909). Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Paul — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Merritt, R. E. — of McKinney, Collin County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, R. L. — of Sparta, Hancock County, Ga. Member of Georgia state senate 20th District, 1902-03. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Samuel (1822-1890) — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Maine, 1822. Mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1868-69. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., August 17, 1890 (age about 68 years). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Merritt, Samuel Augustus (1827-1910) — also known as Samuel A. Merritt — Born in Staunton, Va., August 15, 1827. Democrat. Member of California state assembly 10th District, 1851-53; member of California state senate, 1857-62; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1871-73; member of Democratic National Committee from Utah, 1892; chief justice of Utah territorial supreme court, 1894-96. Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, September 8, 1910 (age 83 years, 24 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Merritt, Schuyler (1853-1953) — of Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 16, 1853. Republican. Manufacturer; banker; delegate to Connecticut state constitutional convention, 1902; delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1908 (alternate), 1916; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1917-31, 1933-37; defeated, 1930, 1936. Episcopalian. Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Conn., April 1, 1953 (age 99 years, 106 days). Interment at Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Conn.
  Relatives: Son of Matthew Franklin Merritt (1815-1896) and Mariah (Shaw) Merritt (1820-1901); married, October 21, 1879, to Frances Hannah Hoyt (1850-1943).
  Merritt Parkway, in Fairfield County, Connecticut, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merritt, Seymour — of Liberty, Sullivan County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Sullivan County, 1917. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Sherwood S. (1817-1869) — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y.; Oxford, Chenango County, N.Y. Born in 1817. Democrat. Postmaster at Norwich, N.Y., 1854-61; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1864. Died in 1869 (age about 52 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Mary A. Wilcox (1827-1899).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Merritt, Stephen — Prohibition candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1878, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Sylvester W. — of Fort Gratiot (now part of Port Huron), St. Clair County, Mich. Village president of Fort Gratiot, Michigan, 1887-89. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Thomas E. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1888. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Thomas P. — of Reading, Berks County, Pa. Democrat. Mayor of Reading, Pa., 1891-93. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Tommy — Republican. Member of Texas state house of representatives 7th District; elected unopposed 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004; elected 2006, 2008; defeated, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Merritt, Vernon, Jr. — of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Walter Edward — American Independent candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Merritt, Wilbur — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. American Labor candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 12th District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, Will H. — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1912 (speaker). Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, William (d. 1708) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1695-98. Died in 1708. Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Merritt, William — of Nassau County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state senate 3rd District, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, William D. — of North Carolina. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 5th District, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, William G. — of Ulster County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Ulster County, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Merritt, William H. — of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1860; Union Democratic candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1861; mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, 1880-81; postmaster at Des Moines, Iowa, 1886-90. Burial location unknown.


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