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French ancestry Politicians in Washington

  Clinton Peyre Ferry (1836-1909) — also known as Clinton P. Ferry; "The Duke of Tacoma" — of Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash. Born in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Ind., May 24, 1836. Consular Agent for France in Tacoma, Wash., 1898-1901. French ancestry. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., July 31, 1909 (age 73 years, 68 days). Interment at Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Caroline (Bourie) Ferry and Lucien Peyre Ferry; nephew of Elisha Peyre Ferry (1825-1895).
  Political family: Ferry family of Seattle, Washington.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Elisha P. Ferry Elisha Peyre Ferry (1825-1895) — also known as Elisha P. Ferry — of Waukegan, Lake County, Ill.; Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Monroe County, Mich., August 9, 1825. Democrat. Lawyer; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1852; postmaster at Waukegan, Ill., 1853-54; village president of Waukegan, Illinois, 1856-57; mayor of Waukegan, Ill., 1859; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Lake County, 1862; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Washington Territory, 1872-80; vice-president, Puget Sound National Bank; Governor of Washington, 1889-93. French ancestry. Died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure, in Seattle, King County, Wash., October 14, 1895 (age 70 years, 66 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Brother of Lucien Peyre Ferry; married to Sarah Brown Kellog (1827-1912); father of Eliza P. Ferry (1851-1935; who married John Leary (1837-1905)); uncle of Clinton Peyre Ferry.
  Political family: Ferry family of Seattle, Washington.
  Ferry County, Wash. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Waukegan
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