Mortimer Y. Ferris

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Mortimer Yale Ferris (March 29, 1881 in Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts – March 9, 1941 in Ticonderoga, Essex County, New York) was an American civil engineer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Dr. Edward Mortimer Ferris and Marion Eliza (Yale) Ferris. He attended the public schools, and graduated B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1903.

On February 14, 1905, he married Elizabeth Leavitt. They settled in Ticonderoga, New York, and had two daughters. He was President of the Village of Ticonderoga from 1916 to 1918.

Ferris was a member of the New York State Senate (33rd D.) from 1919 to 1926, sitting in the 142nd, 143rd, 144th, 145th, 146th, 147th, 148th and 149th New York State Legislatures.

He was Chairman of the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission which supervised the construction of two bridges over Lake Champlain: The Champlain Bridge from Crown Point, New York, to Chimney Point, Vermont, in 1929; and a second bridge, from Rouses Point, New York, to Alburgh, Vermont, in 1937.

He died on March 9, 1941, in Ticonderoga, New York, after a long illness.

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New York State Senate
Preceded by
James A. Emerson
New York State Senate
33rd District

1919–1926
Succeeded by
Henry E. H. Brereton