Gregory, Dudley S.

Born: 1800-02-05 Redding, Connecticut

Died: 1874-12-08 Jersey City, New Jersey

Gregory moved with his father to Albany, New York in 1805. He attended public schools. He earned membership to the guard of honor to receive General Lafayette during his visit to the U.S. in 1824. Gregory moved to New York City in 1824 and then to Jersey City in 1834. He served three terms as a freeholder for Hudson County. He won election to be the first mayor of Jersey City in 1838 and served three terms. He served as director of sixteen different railroads at the same time. In 1846, Gregory won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving alongside Abraham Lincoln from 1847 to 1849. He declined renomination in 1848 and pursued banking.

Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1961 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961), 974; Gravestone, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.