TRACEY, Charles, (1847 - 1905)


"Members of the House of Representatives on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington" (detail), engraving after Valerian Gribayedoff, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1894, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

TRACEY, Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., May 27, 1847; was graduated from the Albany Academy in 1866; served in the Papal Zouaves at Rome, Italy, portions of the years 1867-1870; appointed aide-de-camp to Governor Tilden, of New York, January 1, 1877; appointed manager of the House of Refuge in Hudson, N.Y., by Governor Cleveland and reappointed by Governor Hill in 1886; engaged in the distilling business; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas T. Kane; reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from November 8, 1887, to March 3, 1895; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed business activities in Albany and Rochester, N.Y.; died at Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, N.Y., on March 24, 1905; interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.