PERRY, Aaron Fyfe, (1815 - 1893)


PERRY, Aaron Fyfe, a Representative from Ohio; born in Leicester, Vt., January 1, 1815; attended the public schools and Yale Law School; was admitted to the bar of Connecticut in 1838; moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice; member of the State house of representatives in 1847 and 1848; moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1854 and continued the practice of law; declined appointment as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1861 tendered by President Lincoln; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1871, until his resignation in 1872; resumed the practice of his profession and also engaged in literary pursuits; appointed chief counsel for the Government in the Crédit Mobilier case in 1873; appointed a member of the board of sinking-fund trustees of Cincinnati in 1877 and was president of the board from 1884 to 1892, when he resigned; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11, 1893; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.