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Charles Tracey, Congressman from New York

Charles Tracey (May 27, 1847 – March 24, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Albany, New York, Tracey was graduated from The Albany Academy in 1866. He served in the Papal Zouaves at Rome, Italy, portions of the years 1867-1870. He was appointed aide-de-camp to Governor Tilden, of New York, January 1, 1877. He was appointed manager of the House of Refuge in Hudson, New York, by Governor Cleveland and reappointed by David B. Hill in 1886. He engaged in the distilling business.

Tracey was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas T. Kane. He was reelected to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses and served from November 8, 1887, to March 3, 1895. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He resumed business activities in Albany and Rochester, New York. He died at Watkins Glen, New York, on March 24, 1905. He was interred in St. Agnes Cemetery, Albany, New York.


  • United States Congress. "Charles Tracey (id: T000341)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Charles Tracey at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nicholas T. Kane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles D. Haines

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