GERRY, James, (1796 - 1873)

GERRY, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Rising Sun, Cecil County, Md., August 14, 1796; pursued an academic course and was graduated from West Nottingham Academy; studied medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md., and commenced practice in Shrewsbury, Pa., in 1824; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1843); continued the practice of medicine until 1870, when he retired; died in Shrewsbury, York County, Pa., July 19, 1873; interment in Lutheran Cemetery.