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Peter Goelet Gerry
Peter Goelet Gerry
Sen.

  • Born 18 September 1879 - New York, NY
  • Deceased 31 October 1957 - Providence Co., RI,aged 78 years old
  • Buried - St. James Cem., Hyde Park, NY
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GERRY, Peter Goelet, (great-grandson of Elbridge Gerry [1744-1814]), a Representative and a Senator from Rhode Island; born in New York City on September 18, 1879; attended the public schools; graduated from Harvard University in 1901; studied law; admitted to the Rhode Island bar in 1906; member of the representative council of Newport in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1916; reelected in 1922 and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; Democratic whip 1919- 1929; chairman, Committee on Railroads (Sixty-fifth Congress); member of the Democratic National Committee 1932-1936; again elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934; reelected in 1940 and served from January 3, 1935, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946; resumed the practice of law; died in Providence, R.I., October 31, 1957; interment in St. James Cemetery, Hyde Park, N.Y.
--- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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                                                                             _____|16_Thomas Gerry 1702-1774
                                                   _____|8_Elbridge Gerry, Vice President 1744-1814
                                                  /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|17_Elizabeth Greenleaf 1716-1771
                         _____|4_Thomas Russell Gerry ca 1794-ca 1845
                        /                        \
                       /                          ¯¯¯¯¯|9_Ann Thompson 1763-1849
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|2_Elbridge Thomas Gerry 1837-1927
|                    \                                                     _____|20_Peter Goelet 1727-1811
|                     \                           _____|10_Peter P. Goelet 1764-1828
|                      \                         /                         ¯¯¯¯¯|21_Elizabeth Ratsey 1724-1769
|                       ¯¯¯¯¯|5_Hannah Green Goelet 1804-1895
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|                                                 ¯¯¯¯¯|11_Almy Buchanan 1768-1848
|--1_Peter Goelet Gerry, Sen. 1879-1957
|3_Louisa Matilda Livingston †1920