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 Elbridge Gerry Spaulding

Elbridge Gerry Spaulding

Birth
Summerhill, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death 5 May 1897 (aged 88)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 11670 · View Source
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Civil War US Congressman. Served as Mayor of Buffalo, New York in 1847. Elected twice to represent New York's 32nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving first from 1849 to 1851, then from 1859 to 1863. During his first term he introduced the Legal Tender Act, saving the Union from financial disaster. He is known as "The Father of the Greenback".

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  • Added: 12 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11670
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elbridge Gerry Spaulding (24 Feb 1809–5 May 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11670, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .