TRACY, Albert Haller, (1793 - 1859)


TRACY, Albert Haller, (brother of Phineas Lyman Tracy), a Representative from New York; born in Norwich, Conn., June 17, 1793; pursued classical studies; studied medicine; moved to New York State in 1811; abandoned medicine and studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1815; elected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1825); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (Seventeenth Congress); member of the State senate 1830-1837; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1839; died in Buffalo, N.Y., September 19, 1859.