Albert H. Tracy

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Albert Haller Tracy (June 17, 1793 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut – September 19, 1859 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Dr. Philemon Tracy (1757–1837, a physician) and Abigail (Trott) Tracy. He pursued classical studies, and later studied medicine. In 1811, he removed to New York, where he abandoned medicine and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1815, and commenced practice in Buffalo. Tracy married and had two sons: Albert Haller Tracy (b. 1834) and Francis Walsingham Tracy (b. 1839).

Tracy was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 16th, 17th and 18th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1819, to March 3, 1825. He was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Treasury (17th Congress). In February 1825, Tracy was brought forward as a compromise candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, and was nominated by resolution in the State Senate, but the different majority in the State Assembly refused to concur, and nobody was elected.

In March 1826, Tracy was appointed as Judge of the Eighth Circuit Court, but declined to take office. He was an Anti-Masonic member of the New York State Senate (8th D.) from 1830 to 1837, sitting in the 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th, 59th and 60th New York State Legislatures.

He died in Buffalo on September 19, 1859, and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Congressman Phineas L. Tracy was his brother.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John C. Spencer,
Benjamin Ellicott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

with Nathaniel Allen
Succeeded by
Elijah Spencer
Preceded by
new district
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Justin Dwinell
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
Daniel G. Garnsey
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Ethan B. Allen
New York State Senate
Eighth District (Class 3)

Succeeded by
William A. Moseley