David Agry

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David Agry
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Brown County district
In office
1848–1849
Personal details
Born (1794-08-02) August 2, 1794 (age 220)
Pittston, Maine, U.S.
Died January 30, 1877(1877-01-30) (aged 82)
Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
Parents John Agry
Elizabeeth Reed Agry
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Profession Lawyer
Jurist
Politician

David Agry (August 2, 1794 – January 30, 1877) was an American lawyer, jurist, and legislator. He served as a member of the Wisconsin Territorial House of Representatives and the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Biography[edit]

Agry, who practiced law, was born in Pittston, Maine, the son of John Agry and Elizabeeth (Reed) Agry.[1] He graduated from Dartmouth College, studied law in Maine and was admitted to the Maine State Bar Association. A practitioner of law, he practiced law in Bangor, Maine before moving to Louisiana to practice law.[2] He then moved to New York City where he practiced law and was in business while practicing law. In 1840, Agry moved to Brown County, Wisconsin Territory where he practiced law.[3]

Political career[edit]

From 1842-1843, he served in the Wisconsin Territorial House of Representatives, representing Winnebago County, Wisconsin.[4] He was in the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention of 1846.[5] In 1848, Agry served in the Wisconsin State Assembly.[6][7] He was elected Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge for Brown County in 1850, serving until his death on January 30, 1877 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.[8][9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atwood, David Atwood (1880). Memorial Record of the Fathers of Wisconsin: Containing Sketches of the Lives and Careers of the Members of the Constitutional Conventions of 1846 and 1847-8. With a History of Early Settlement in Wisconsin. D. Atwood. p. 36. 
  2. ^ Chapman, George Thomas (1867). Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College: From the First Graduation in 1771 to the Present Time, with a Brief History of the Institution. Riverside Press. p. 175. 
  3. ^ Atwood, David Atwood (1880). Memorial Record of the Fathers of Wisconsin: Containing Sketches of the Lives and Careers of the Members of the Constitutional Conventions of 1846 and 1847-8. With a History of Early Settlement in Wisconsin. D. Atwood. p. 36. 
  4. ^ Lawson, Publius Virgilius Lawson (1908). History, Winnebago County, Wisconsin: Its Cities, Towns, Resources, People. C.F. Cooper and Company. p. 227. 
  5. ^ Wisconsin (1873). The State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Wisconsin. p. 151. 
  6. ^ Smith & Cullaton, State Printers (1877). The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin. Smith & Cullaton, State Printers. p. 153. 
  7. ^ Martin, Deborah Beaumont (1913). History of Brown County, Wisconsin: Past and Present, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 270. 
  8. ^ "Circuit Court Judgespublisher =Brown Country Courthouse". Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ 'Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin,' Vol. 1, State Bar Association of Wisconsin: 1905, Biographical Sketch of David Agry, pg 171-172
  10. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1879,' pg. 177