Aaron F. Perry


Aaron Fyfe Perry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's first district
In office
March 4, 1871 – 1872
Preceded byPeter W. Strader
Succeeded byOzro J. Dodds
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Franklin County district
In office
December 6, 1847 – December 3, 1848
Serving with George Taylor
Preceded byJohn Noble
Jeremy Clark
Succeeded byJames Dalzell
David Gregory
Personal details
Born(1815-01-01)January 1, 1815
Leicester, Vermont
DiedMarch 11, 1893(1893-03-11) (aged 78)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Williams
Alma materYale Law School

Aaron Fyfe Perry (January 1, 1815 – March 11, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Born in Leicester, Vermont, Perry attended the public schools and Yale Law School. He was admitted to the bar of Connecticut in 1838. He moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice. He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1847 and 1848. He moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1854 and continued the practice of law. He was law partner with Governor Dennison in Columbus and Alphonso Taft in Cincinnati.[1] He declined appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1861 tendered by President Abraham Lincoln. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864.

Perry was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1871, until his resignation in 1872. He resumed the practice of his profession and also engaged in literary pursuits. He was appointed chief counsel for the Government in the Crédit Mobilier case in 1873. Presidential elector for Hayes/Wheeler in 1876.[2] He was appointed a member of the board of sinking-fund trustees of Cincinnati in 1877 and was president of the board from 1884 to 1892, when he resigned. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11, 1893. He was interred in Spring Grove Cemetery.

He received LL.D.s from Marietta College and Western Reserve University.[1] He married Elizabeth Williams, daughter Cincinnati politician Micajah T. Williams, in 1843, and had three daughters and one son.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Reed 1897 : 383-384
  2. ^ Smith 1898 : 364


  • United States Congress. "Aaron F. Perry (id: P000241)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Smith, Joseph P, ed. (1898). History of the Republican Party in Ohio. I. Chicago: the Lewis Publishing Company.
  • Reed, George Irving; Randall, Emilius Oviatt; Greve, Charles Theodore, eds. (1897). Bench and Bar of Ohio: a Compendium of History and Biography. 2. Chicago: Century Publishing and Engraving Company. pp. 383–384.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter W. Strader
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Ozro J. Dodds

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