Nehemiah Perry

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(30 March, 1816 -- 1 November, 1881) Perry was an American businessman and politician. Born in Fairfield County, Conn., Perry moved to New Jersey in 1836. Perry worked within the clothing business and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. After a failed renomination, he continued in the manufacturing of textiles. Additionally, Perry served as the mayor of Newark in 1873. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of New Jersey Delegation—The Road to Civil War, New Jersey Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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