Name

Elbridge Gerry

Career

Public life

Occupation 1

Maritime merchant

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1744

Died

1815

Text

Son of a prominent Marblehead maritime and fish merchant. Owned ships, along with his brother, in Marblehead in 1770s, when he became involved in provincial and national politics. Marblehead's most conspicuous revolutionary leader.

Signer of Declaration of Independence, member of several Continental Congresses and non-signer at the federal Convention in 1787. Later a prominent Jeffersonian.

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Related Locations

Marblehead, Massachusetts,

Related Events

1779 - Continental Congress Debates Fisheries Issue,

Related Source

Elbridge Gerry, Founding Father and Revolutionary Statesman (1976)

Related Documents

Declaration of Independence

Record ID: 805