Eli Perry

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Eli Perry

Eli Perry (December 25, 1799 – May 17, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Cambridge, Washington County, New York, Perry attended the common schools. He engaged in business in Albany, New York, in 1827 and continued until 1852. He served as member of the Board of Aldermen of Albany for two years. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Albany Co., 4th D.) in 1851. He was Mayor of Albany from 1851 to 1854, from 1856 to 1860, and from 1862 to 1866.

Perry was elected as a Democrat to the 42nd and 43rd United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1871, to March 3, 1875.

He died in Albany, New York, May 17, 1881. He was interred in Albany Rural Cemetery.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
William S. Shepard
New York State Assembly
Albany County, 4th District

1851
Succeeded by
Robert Harper
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen L. Mayham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 14th congressional district

1871–1873
Succeeded by
David M. De Witt
Preceded by
Joseph M. Warren
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

1873–1875
Succeeded by
John H. Bagley, Jr.