Matthew C. Perry

American admiral Matthew C. Perry

Matthew Calbraith Perry was the Commodore of the U.S. Navy and served commanding a number of US naval ships. He served several wars, most notably in the Mexican-American War and the War of 1812. He played a leading role in the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854.
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Friends alum builds home on Sunset Strip - Victoria Times Colonist
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Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. That might explain why he put his West Hollywood condo up for sale last month at $2995000
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Letter: Perry's legacy will endure - Anderson Independent Mail
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Federal Judge Matthew Perry died recently. He was a South Carolina icon, pioneer civil rights leader and the person who selected Harvey Gantt as the best student to desegregate Clemson University with dignity. Judge Perry and the leadership of his
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Matthew Perry buys custom house in Sunset Strip area - Los Angeles Times
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Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. That might explain why he put his West Hollywood condo up for sale last month at $2995000. At his new home,
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Hot Property: It's time to make new friends - Kansas City Star
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Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. That might explain why he put his West Hollywood condo up for sale last month at $2995000. At his new home, walls of glass in the main
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Come Tour Matthew Perry's Ultra-Manly Ultimate Bachelor Pad - Curbed National (blog)
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Perfectly fine to ignore the obvious color-altering and Photoshopping on this one—Matthew Perry's new 4000-square-foot midcentury modern, perched in the Hollywood Hills with views of the Strip, holds up just fine. Built in 1962, the temple of steel
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Matthew Perry buys $8m home - and is selling $2m condo - Monsters and Critics.com
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Friends star Matthew Perry has put his West Hollywood condo up for sale just days after splashing out $8.65 million on a new custom-built house. Celebrities attend Disney ABC Television Group's 2010 Summer TCA
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Matthew Perry buys home in Sunset Strip area - Los Angeles Times
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Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. Walls of glass off the main living area and master bedroom open to an outdoor dining room, living room, lawn and swimming pool
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Selected tributes to Matthew Perry - The State
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Congressman James Clyburn gives an eulogy during the funeral service for Judge Matthew Perry at Brookland Baptist Church. Joseph F. Anderson Jr. delivers a tribute during a service of remembrance celebrating the life of Judge Matthew J. Perry, ... - -
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'Friends'' Sex Lives: By the Numbers - Hollywood Reporter
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Chandler Bing, played by Matthew Perry, only had nine partners over the show's 10-year run, after starting his serious relationship with Monica after season 4 (who he went on to marry in the show). 33.3 percent of them were serious relationships
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Ron Clark Makes Stop In Greenville - WITN
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... Classes at the Barnes and Noble in Greenville. It is Clark's third book, and like his first two, focuses on teaching. Clark now runs a school bearing his name in Atlanta. He was the subject of the 2006 film The Ron Clark Story starring Matthew Perry
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Ron Clark's extraordinary solutions for teachers and parents - WXIA-TV
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His biography became a made-for-TV movie starring Matthew Perry, and he founded one of the most fascinating schools in the country, the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. Clark shared some of his 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers with
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Faces, facts of the 'New Reconstruction' - The State
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Ernest Finney – With Matthew Perry, the SC State law school grad defended 6000 civil rights activists who faced charges. In 1972, Finney was elected to the SC House. In 1976, he was elected a circuit judge. In 1985, Finney was elected to the SC Supreme
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Phish frontman Trey Anastasio gets confessional at drug court conference - Washington Post (blog)
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The lead guitarist and vocalist for jam band Phish, along with actors Matthew Perry and Martin Sheen, turned a four-day conference on drug courts into an AA-style confessional about their messy personal addictions. “My life was a complete catastrophe,”
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Hey, isn't that. . . ?: Matthew Perry - Washington Post (blog)
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By The Reliable Source (Angela Weiss/Getty Images) • Matthew Perry at the Starbucks at 3rd and Penn SE on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning. Blue suit, lavender tie, rockabilly-style hairdo with long sideburns. His drink: a venti Frappucino with whipped
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Martin Sheen, Matthew Perry push for Drug Courts support at D.C. event - Daily Caller
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“The Departed” star Martin Sheen and “Friends” actor Matthew Perry paid a visit to the nation's capital Tuesday to encourage Congress to support Drug Courts funding. Sheen, who has voiced his liberal political views ... - -
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Who, What, Where: Matthew Perry & Martin Sheen On Capitol Hill - Glittarazzi
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Martin Sheen and Matthew Perry will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to rally for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCAP). NADCAP is hosting the rally to petition members of Congress to fund drug courts, versus continuing to spend
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  • 1858
    He died awaiting further orders on March 4, 1858, in New York City, of rheumatism that had spread to the heart, compounded by complications of gout and alcoholism.
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  • 1857
    Perry spent his last years preparing for publication his account of the Japan expedition, announcing its completion on December 28, 1857.
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  • 1855
    When Perry returned to the United States in 1855, Congress voted to grant him a reward of $20,000 (US$ SENT_ in) in appreciation of his work in Japan.
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  • 1854
    After initial resistance, Perry was permitted to land at Kanagawa, near the site of present-day Yokohama on March 8, 1854, where, after negotiations lasting for around a month, the Convention of Kanagawa was signed on March 31, 1854.
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    Perry returned on 13 February 1854, after only half a year rather than the full year promised, and with ten ships and 1600 men.
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  • 1853
    The decision was conveyed to Uraga, and Perry was asked to move his fleet slightly southwest to the beach at Kurihama (in modern-day Yokosuka), where he was allowed to land on July 14, 1853.
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    Perry finally reached Uraga at the entrance to Edo Bay in Japan on July 8, 1853.
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  • 1852
    On November 24, 1852, Perry embarked from Norfolk, Virginia for Japan, in command of the East India Squadron in pursuit of a Japanese trade treaty.
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    In 1852, Perry was assigned a mission by American President Millard Fillmore to force the opening of Japanese ports to American trade, through the use of gunboat diplomacy if necessary.
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  • 1847
    In July 1847 he attacked Tabasco personally, leading a 1,173-man landing force ashore and attacking the city of San Juan Bautista (Villahermosa today) from land.
    Perry assembled the Mosquito Fleet and captured Tuxpan in April, 1847.
  • 1843
    During his tenure in Brooklyn, he lived in Quarters A in Vinegar Hill, a building which still stands today. In 1843, Perry took command of the African Squadron, whose duty was to interdict the slave trade under the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, and continued in this endeavor through 1844.
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  • 1840
    Perry received the title of Commodore in June 1840, when the Secretary of the Navy appointed him commandant of New York Navy Yard.
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  • 1839
    He was called "The Father of the Steam Navy", and he organized America's first corps of naval engineers, and conducted the first U.S. naval gunnery school while commanding Fulton in 1839–1841 off Sandy Hook on the coast of New Jersey.
  • 1833
    He spent the years 1833–1837 as second officer of the New York Navy Yard (later the Brooklyn Navy Yard), gaining promotion to captain at the end of this tour.
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  • 1828
    Perry returned to Charleston, South Carolina for shore duty in 1828, and in 1830 took command of a sloop-of-war, the.
  • 1826
    From 1826 to 1827 Perry acted as fleet captain for Commodore Rodgers.
  • 1822
    On March 25, 1822, Perry sailed Shark to Key West and planted the U.S. flag, physically claiming the Keys as United States territory.
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  • 1821
    Perry commanded the, a schooner with 12 guns, in 1821–1825.
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  • 1819
    Following the signing of the Treaty of Ghent which ended the war, he served on various vessels in the Mediterranean. Perry served under Commodore William Bainbridge during the Second Barbary War. He then served in African waters aboard USS Cyane during its patrol off Liberia from 1819–1820.
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  • 1812
    He continued in this capacity during the War of 1812.
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    Perry's early career saw him assigned to several ships, including the (where he served as an aide to Commodore John Rodgers (1772–1838)) which had been in a victorious engagement over a British vessel,, shortly before the War of 1812 was officially declared.
  • 1809
    Matthew Perry was the son of Sarah Wallace (Alexander) and Navy Captain Christopher R. Perry and the younger brother of Oliver Hazard Perry. Matthew Perry received a midshipman's commission in the Navy in 1809, and was initially assigned to the, under the command of his elder brother.
  • 1794
    Born on April 10, 1794.
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