|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Henry Logan|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Alden Bidlack|
|Born||August 14, 1796|
Rising Sun, Maryland
|Died||July 19, 1873 (aged 76)|
|Alma mater||University 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