GREGORY, Dudley Sanford

1800–1874

Biography

GREGORY, Dudley Sanford, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Redding, Fairfield County, Conn., February 5, 1800; moved with his father to Albany, N.Y., in 1805; attended the public schools; was a member of the guard of honor to receive General Lafayette on his visit to the United States in 1824; moved to New York City in 1824 and to Jersey City in 1834; served three terms as a freeholder of Hudson County; elected first mayor of Jersey City in 1838 and held the office three terms; was at one time a director of sixteen different railroads; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1848; engaged in banking; died in Jersey City, N.J., December 8, 1874; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: In the Peter McMartin Papers, ca. 1833-1910, 0.8 linear foot. Other authors include Dudley S. Gregory.

Rutgers University
Special Collections and University Archives

New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1853, 1 volume. Includes a record of a testimonial dinner in Jersey City, April 20, 1853, held to honor Dudley Gregory upon his retirement from politics and his announced intention of removing to New York City. The volume contains a biographical sketch of Dudley Gregory, texts of the invitation proposing the dinner and Dudley Gregory's acceptance, a description of the hall where the event was held, a record of the 13 regular toasts given and summaries of the responses, summaries of additional spoken tributes, and copies of 18 letters read at the dinner which had been received from invited guests not in attendance.
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