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PERRY, Eli, philanthropist, born in Cambridge, New York, 25 December, 1799; died in Albany, New York, 17 May, 1881. He received a common-school education, was thrown on his own resources when he was fifteen years old, and became a merchant in Albany. He was mayor of Albany from 1856 till 1865, a member of the New York legislature, and in 1871-'5 a member of congress, having been chosen as a Democrat. He was a candidate for a third term as an independent Democrat, but was defeated. Mr. Perry was noted for his large gifts to benevolent objects. He made during his lifetime generous donations to the Emmanuel Baptist church, o[ which he was a member, and in his will he provided that at the decease of his widow his estate, estimated at $400,000, should be divided among charities of the Baptist denomination.
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