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Uriah Tracy

Congressional Cemetery

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
1. Uriah Tracy Marker
Inscription.  Uriah Tracy (1755-1807) was a Revolutionary War patriot and later a Senator from Connecticut. As a young man, he joined a militia company that responded to the famous Lexington Alarm in 1775. Tracy studied law at Yale & served in the Connecticut General Assembly, the House of Representatives, & the Senate. Tracy was a Federalist and when Republican Thomas Jefferson was elected president in 1800, Tracy and other Federalists began to talk of seceding from the new Union. Secession talk faded in 1804, however, when Jefferson's enemy, Aaron Burr, lost the election for governor of New York. Tracy died in office in 1807, and was buried in Congressional Cemetery, the first member of Congress to be laid to rest here.
 
Erected by Historic Congressional Cemetery.
 
Location. 38° 52.965′ N, 76° 58.648′ W. Marker is in Barney Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. 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.
 
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Uriah Tracy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
2. Uriah Tracy Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas R. Gedney (a few steps from this marker); Elbridge Gerry (within shouting distance of this marker); John Smilie (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Elbridge Gerry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pushmataha (within shouting distance of this marker); Levi Casey (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin McAlwee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Congressional Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barney Circle.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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