Phineas Lyman TRACY, Congress, NY (1786-1876)


TRACY, Phineas Lyman, (brother of Albert Haller Tracy), a Representative from New York; born in Norwich, Conn., on December 25, 1786; was graduated from Yale College in 1806; engaged in teaching for two years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in the village of Madison, Madison County, N.Y.; moved to Batavia, Genesee County, about 1815 and continued the practice of law; elected to the Twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of David E. Evans; reelected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses and served from November 5, 1827, to March 3, 1833; declined to be a candidate for renomination; appointed presiding judge of Genesee County Court in 1841, and continued in that office until 1846, when he retired from public life; died in Batavia, N.Y., December 22, 1876; interment in Batavia Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present