United States Navy Commodore who commanded forces during the War of 1812 and the First Barbary War.
His younger brother was fellow Commodore, Matthew Perry.
He served in the Navy during the administration of James Monroe.
He was appointed at age thirteen as a midshipman in the US Navy.
He married Elizabeth Champlin Mason in 1811.
- The meaning of the name Perry: Dweller By The Pear-tree