James Gerry

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James Gerry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Henry Logan
Succeeded by Benjamin Alden Bidlack
Personal details
Born (1796-08-14)August 14, 1796
Rising Sun, Maryland
Died July 19, 1873(1873-07-19) (aged 76)
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Maryland

James Gerry (August 14, 1796 – July 19, 1873) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


James Gerry was born near Rising Sun, Maryland. He pursued an academic course and was graduated from West Nottingham Academy. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, and commenced practice in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, in 1824.

Gerry was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses. He continued the practice of medicine until 1870, when he retired. He died in Shrewsbury, York County, Pennsylvania, in 1873. Interment in Lutheran Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Logan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Benjamin A. Bidlack