Elbridge Gerry

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Elbridge GERRY (1744-1814) of Massachusetts is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who is buried in Washington, DC. He also had signed the Articles of Confederation. He served as governor of Massachusetts and as the fifth Vice President of the United States, under James MADISON.

He is most interestingly know for being the namesake of the word and political act of “gerrymandering”.

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