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Elbridge Gerry
Elbridge Gerry
Congressman Elbridge Gerry (1810)

Full Name

Elbridge Thomas Gerry

Born

July 17, 1744, Marblehead, Massachusetts, British Colonies

Died

November 23, 1814, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, URAS

Congressman from Massachusetts

1808-1814

Minister of Congress

1812-1814

Party

Jeffersonian Party, Whig Party

Spouse

Anna Thompson

Children

10

Parents

Thomas Gerry, Elizabeth Greenleaf

Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744- November 23, 1814) was an American politician, merchant, and one of the key founders of the Whig Party. Gerry served as the first Whig Minister of Congress, and was the first Whig nominee for Prime Minister of the Union of Royal American States in 1812. Gerry has been fondly termed the "Grandfather of the Whig Party."