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Lawyer

Elbridge Thomas Gerry, American lawyer. member of New York Constl.

Background

Gerry, Elbridge Thomas was born on December 25, 1837 in New York, United States. Son of Thomas R. G. (formerly United States Navy) and Hannah G. Goelet, y.d. of Peter P. Goelet.

Education

G.s. Elbridge Gerry, V.P. of the United States and signer Declaration of Independence. Bachelor of Arts, Columbia. 1857, A.M., 1858; Doctor of Laws, Nashotah, 1910.

Career

Robert J. and Louisa M. (Storm) Livingston, 1867. Admitted to bar, 1860. Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867.

President New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1876-1901. Vice president American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals until 1899. Governor New York Hospital, 1878-1912.

Commodore New York Yacht Club, 1886-1893. Chairman New York State Commision on Capital Punishment (which substituted electrocution for hanging), 1886-1888. Chairman Executive Committee Centennial Inauguration of George Washington, 1889.

President Annual Cony. New York Socs. for Prevention of Cruelty, 1889-1903. Trustee General Theological Seminary, 1877-1913, American Museum Natural History, 1895-1902.

Chairman New York City Commision on Insanity, 1892. Has private law library of 30,000 vols. Home: Newport, R.I.

Membership

Member of New York Constl.

Connections

Married Louisa M., o.d.

father:
Thomas R. G. (formerly United States Navy)

mother:
Hannah G. Goelet

spouse:
Louisa M.