TRACY, Henry Wells, (1807 - 1886)


TRACY, Henry Wells, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Ulster Township, Bradford County, Pa., September 24, 1807; completed preparatory studies; attended Angelica Seminary in Allegany County, N.Y.; studied law; engaged in mercantile pursuits and as a road contractor in Standing Stone, Pa., Havre de Grace, Md., and Towanda, Pa.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; member of the State house of representatives in 1861 and 1862; elected as an Independent Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); collector of the port of Philadelphia in 1866; resumed mercantile pursuits; died at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pa., April 11, 1886; interment in the Brick Church Cemetery, Wysox, Pa.