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Perry Belmont

Perry Belmont, American congressman. Member S. Lieutenant, Society of the Cincinnati. Commander Legion of Honor of France.

Background

  • Belmont, Perry was born on December 28, 1850 in New York City. Son of late August and Caroline Slidell (Perry) B.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1872. Studied civil law, University of Berlin. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1876.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1876. In practice, 1876-1881. Member 47th to 50th Congresses (1881-1889), chairman Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1885-1889.

      Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain, 1888-1889. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1890, 96, 1900, 04, 12. Major inspector general 1st Division, 2d Army Corps, United States.V., 1898.

      Commissioned captain United States Q.-M. corpus, United States army, May 1917.

    Works

    • Author: National Isolation an Illusion, 1924. Survival of the Democratic Principle, 1926. Return to Secret Party Funds, 1927.

      Political Equality, Religious Toleration, 1928. An American Democrat.

    Membership

    Member S. Lieutenant, Society of the Cincinnati. Commander Legion of Honor of France. Clubs: Metropolitan (New York and Washington, District of Columbia).

    Connections

    • Married Jessie Robbins, 1899.
    • spouse: Jessie Robbins
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    Born December 28, 1850
    Died March 25, 1947
    (aged 96)
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