James Gerry (August 14, 1796 – July 19, 1873) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

James Gerry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byHenry Logan
Succeeded byBenjamin Alden Bidlack
Personal details
Born(1796-08-14)August 14, 1796
Rising Sun, Maryland
DiedJuly 19, 1873(1873-07-19) (aged 76)
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Maryland


James Gerry was born near Rising Sun, Maryland. He pursued an academic course and was graduated from West Nottingham Academy. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, and commenced practice in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, in 1824.

Gerry was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses. He continued the practice of medicine until 1870, when he retired. He died in Shrewsbury, York County, Pennsylvania, in 1873. Interment in Lutheran Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James Gerry (id: G000140)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by