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Elbridge Gerry

Congressional Cemetery

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
1. Elbridge Gerry Marker
Inscription.  Elbridge Gerry was a 1762 graduate of Harvard and a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Vice President of the United States. Gerry served as a representative from Massachusetts to the First Continental Congress, and on July 4, 1776, he signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1786, he retired to service as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He presided as a chairman of the committee that produced the Great Compromise. But ultimately, Gerry refused to sign the Constitution because it lacked a bill of rights. He did agree to support the Constitution, and was elected to the First Congress under the new national government, and served in the House from 1789 to 1793.
 
Erected by Historic Congressional Cemetery.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1776.
 
Location. 38° 52.957′ N, 76° 58.664′ 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
2. Elbridge Gerry Marker
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W. Marker is in Barney Circle in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from E Street Southeast, 0.1 miles east of Potomac Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 E Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Smilie (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Elbridge Gerry (here, next to this marker); Thomas R. Gedney (a few steps from this marker); Pushmataha (a few steps from this marker); Uriah Tracy (within shouting distance of this marker); Levi Casey (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Congressional Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barney Circle.
 
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3. Elbridge Gerry
from A History of the American People by Woodrow Wilson, 1902.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on September 3, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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