Edward Aylesworth Perry

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Edward Aylesworth Perry
Born March 15, 1831
Richmond, Mass.
Died October 15, 1889
Kerrville, Texas
Occupation Attorney, civic leader, Confederate soldier
Religion Episcopalian
Spouse Virginia Taylor

Edward Aylesworth Perry (18311889), 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 (18851889).

Perry served with distinction in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, rising from the rank of private to brigadier general.

He died on October 15, 1889 of a stroke while visiting Kerrville, Texas.

Perry is buried in St. John’s Cemetery 2 North, Section 15.

Namesake of Perry Avenue.

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