|President pro tempore of the United States Senate|
May 14, 1800 – November 16, 1800
|Preceded by||Samuel Livermore|
|Succeeded by||John E. Howard|
|United States Senator|
October 13, 1796 – July 19, 1807
|Preceded by||Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Chauncey Goodrich|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut's At-large congressional district|
April 8, 1793 – October 13, 1796
|Preceded by||Zephaniah Swift|
|Succeeded by||Samuel W. Dana|
|Born||February 2, 1755|
Franklin, Connecticut Colony, British America
|Died||July 19, 1807 (aged 52)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Uriah Tracy (February 2, 1755 – July 19, 1807) was an American lawyer and politician from Connecticut. He served in the US House of Representatives (1793 to 1796) and the US Senate (1796 to 1807). From May to November 1800, Tracy served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
Early life and career
Tracy was born in Franklin in the Connecticut Colony. In his youth, he received a liberal education. His name is listed among those in a company from Roxbury that responded to the Lexington Alarm at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. He later served in the Roxbury Company as a clerk
He has the distinction of being the first member of Congress to be interred in the Congressional Cemetery. His descendants include the mathematician Curtis Tracy McMullen and the author Jeanie Gould.
In 1803, he and several other New England politicians proposed secession of New England from the union because of the growing influence of Jeffersonian Democrats that had been helped by the Louisiana Purchase, which they felt further diminished Northern influence.
His portrait, painted by Ralph Earl, is in the collection of the Litchfield Historical Society in Litchfield, Connecticut.
- "Eyewitnesses Interred or Memorialized in the Congressional Cemetery" (PDF). Congressional Cemetery. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 10, 2008. Retrieved July 25, 2008.
- "Uriah Tracy". Find A Grave. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
- "Sen. Uriah Tracy". Govtrack.us. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
- "Tracy, Uriah (1755-1807)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
- Tracy Genealogy
- United States Congress. "Uriah Tracy (id: T000348)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Portrait at the Litchfield Historical Society
- Uriah Tracy at Find a Grave
- The Political Graveyard