SPERRY, Lewis, (1848 - 1922)


”The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress” (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

SPERRY, Lewis, a Representative from Connecticut; born at East Windsor Hill, town of South Windsor, Conn., January 23, 1848; attended the district school and Monson Academy, Monson, Mass.; was graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1873; studied law; was admitted to the bar in March 1875 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; again resumed the practice of his profession in Hartford, Conn.; died at East Windsor Hill, town of South Windsor, Hartford County, Conn., June 22, 1922; interment in South Windsor Cemetery.