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Gerry, Elbridge

Syllabification: Ger·ry, Elbridge
Pronunciation: /ˈjerē
 
/

Definition of Gerry, Elbridge in English:

( 1744–1814), US politician; a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and vice president of the US 1813–14. His political maneuvering regarding electoral redistricting in Massachusetts gave rise to the term “gerrymander.”.

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