Charles G. Ferris

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Charles Goadsby Ferris (ca. 1796 – June 4, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born at "The Homestead," Throggs Neck, the Bronx, New York City, Ferris received a limited education. He studied law, and after being admitted to the bar, practiced in New York City. He served as member of the New York City Board of Aldermen in 1832 and 1833.

Ferris was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dudley Selden and served from December 1, 1834, to March 4, 1835.

Ferris was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841 – March 4, 1843). He was largely instrumental in securing an appropriation through Congress to build the first telegraph line. He died in New York City June 4, 1848.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Churchill C. Cambreleng
Campbell P. White
Dudley Selden
Cornelius Lawrence
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

1834–1835
with Churchill C. Cambreleng, Campbell P. White, and John J. Morgan
Succeeded by
Churchill C. Cambreleng
Campbell P. White
Ely Moore
John McKeon
Preceded by
Moses H. Grinnell
Edward Curtis
James Monroe
Ogden Hoffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

1841–1843
with Fernando Wood, James I. Roosevelt, and John McKeon
Succeeded by
Jonas P. Phoenix