Edward Aylesworth Perry
|Edward Aylesworth Perry|
|Born||March 15, 1831|
|Died||October 15, 1889|
|Occupation||Attorney, civic leader, Confederate soldier|
Edward Aylesworth Perry (1831–1889), occasionally known as E. A. Perry was a prominent Pensacolian of the late 19th century. He is perhaps best known as the fourteenth Governor of Florida (1885–1889).
Perry served with distinction in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, rising from the rank of private to brigadier general.
Perry is buried in St. John’s Cemetery 2 North, Section 15.
Namesake of Perry Avenue.
The Scottish Rite Masonic Center, also known as the Perry House, which Edward A. Perry inhabited between 1882 and 1889.