Aaron F. Perry

Aaron Fyfe Perry ( born January 1, 1815 in Leicester, Addison County, Vermont; † 11 March 1893, in Cincinnati, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. From 1871 to 1872 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Aaron Perry was born in Leicester. He attended the public schools of his native town, and then studied law at Yale University. In 1838 he was admitted to the bar in Connecticut. In 1840 he moved to Columbus, where he was again admitted to the bar. He then opened a law firm. From 1847 to 1848 he sat in the House of Representatives from Ohio. He moved to Cincinnati, where he again opened a law firm. In 1861 he was appointed by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as a judge to the Supreme Court of the United States. However, he declined the nomination. In 1864 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Baltimore.

As a representative of the 1st district of Ohio from 1871 to 1872 he sat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He joined in 1872 to again able to return to his profession.

Perry died in 1893 in Cincinnati and was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery.