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Matthew Perry

Matthew Calbraith Perry (April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858) was a Commodore of the U.S. Navy and commanded a number of ships. He served in 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. Perry was very concerned with the education of naval officers and helped develop an apprentice system that helped establish the curriculum at the United States Naval Academy. With the advent of the steam engine, he became a leading advocate of modernizing the U.S. Navy and came to be considered The Father of the Steam Navy. 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 USS Revenge, under the command of his elder brother. Under his brother's command, Matthew was a combatant in The Battle of Lake Erie aboard the Flagship Lawrence and the replacement flagship, Niagara. Matthew's early career saw him assigned to several ships, including the USS President where he served as an aid

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Matthew Perry -- I'll NEVER Bury the Hatchet with Peter Hitchens

Matthew Perry
I'll NEVER Bury the Hatchet with Peter Hitchens

Matthew Perry is engaged in a war with a British journalist ... a war that has no end in sight -- and it's all over how the U.K. treats drug and alcohol addicts. Perry was at LAX yesterday when we… READ MORE >

REPORTER FAIL!!! -- Matthew Perry Congratulated ... For Show Being Cancelled!

REPORTER FAIL!!!
Matthew Perry CONGRATULATED For Show Being Cancelled!

File this under, "EPIC FAILURE BY A SIDELINE REPORTER!"Here's the setup ... reporter spots Matthew Perry at the L.A. Kings game on Friday night, hours after NBC made a huge announcement about… READ MORE >

- 587 days ago
Iowans to Matthew Perry -- Crop Dusting Threatened by New Field of Dreams

Iowans to Matthew Perry
Field of Dreams Threatens Crop Dusting

A bunch of farmers want to crush Matthew Perry's "Field of Dreams" -- as in the famous baseball diamond -- because they think it will end their dreams ... of crop dusting. Just last month, the… READ MORE >

- 630 days ago
Matthew Perry -- Trying to Unload ANOTHER L.A. Home

Matthew Perry
Trying to Unload ANOTHER L.A. Home

Matthew Perry seems determined to downsize his Los Angeles real estate portfolio -- the actor just listed his Modern-style hilltop estate for $5.695 million. In case you're keeping track -- this… READ MORE >

- 1159 days ago
Matthew Perry -- I'm 'Going Away' to Focus On Sobriety

Matthew Perry -- I'm 'Going Away' to Focus On Sobriety

Matthew Perry tells TMZ he's making plans to "go away for a month to focus on [his] sobriety" ... as a proactive measure in his battle with substance abuse. The "Friends" star issued a statement… READ MORE >

- 1319 days ago
Chandler Still Can't Escape Janice

Chandler Still Can't Escape Janice

OH. MY. GAWD! The spirit of Janice Litman attacked Matthew Perry last night, when a gaggle of girls screamed at him in an unmistakable, cringe-inducing Lawng Eyeland… READ MORE >

- 2489 days ago
Perry Gettin' Friendly with Gilmore Girl?

Perry
Gettin' Friendly with Gilmore Girl?

They've been rumored to be on-and-off for a while, and yesterday TMZ caught Matthew Perry hiding out in the wilds of Sundance with chatty Lorelai Gilmore herself, Lauren Graham. But don't get too… READ MORE >

- 2525 days ago
Matthew Perry: You Sit Down, Pick a Color!

Matthew Perry: You Sit Down, Pick a Color!

"Serving Sara" star Matthew Perry got his feet did on Thursday. Five minute!The 38-year-old metrosexual stopped by a Beverly Hills nail salon and treated himself -- and two friends -- to a… READ MORE >

- 2563 days ago
Take a Big Fat Tip from Brooke!

Take a Big Fat Tip from Brooke!

Baby, she leaves a pretty penny!Brooke Shields and producer/hubby Chris Henchy had dinner last night at Hollywood's favorite Italian joint, Il Sole. A TMZ spy tells us that the couple tipped their… READ MORE >

- 2713 days ago
Matthew Perry -- The Friendly Tipper

Matthew Perry -- The Friendly Tipper

TMZ has to make nice with a friend. Matthew Perry is not strapped for cash, even though "Studio 60" was canceled. Cameras caught the former "Friend" stuffing the pocket of a valet attendant last… READ MORE >

- 2713 days ago

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