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A mercer is a merchant or trader, more specifically a merchant who deals in textiles / mercery
Mercery
Mercery initially referred to silk, linen, and fustian textiles imported to England in the 12th century.The term later extended to goods made of these and the sellers of those goods.-Mercer:...

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Mercer may also refer to:

People

  • Bill Mercer
    Bill Mercer
    Bill Mercer is an American sportscaster, educator and author, originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma, who now lives in Richardson, Texas. In 2002, he was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.-Personal:...

    , American sportscaster
  • George Mercer
    George Mercer
    George C. "Tiny" Mercer was convicted of the rape and murder of 22 year old Karen Keeton in Belton, Missouri, United States, on August 31, 1978. At the time of the murder, Mercer had a charge pending against him of raping a 17 year old girl. He was executed at the age of 44 by the state of...

    , rapist
  • Henry Chapman Mercer
    Henry Chapman Mercer
    Henry Chapman Mercer was an American archeologist, artifact collector, tile-maker and designer of three distinctive poured concrete structures: Fonthill, his home, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, and the Mercer Museum.-Early life and education:Henry Mercer was born in Doylestown,...

    , Pennsylvania archeologist, tile-maker, and designer of poured-concrete structures such as the Mercer Museum
  • John Francis Mercer
    John Francis Mercer
    John Francis Mercer was an American lawyer, planter, and politician from Virginia and Maryland. Born in 1759 in Marlborough, Stafford County, Virginia, to John Mercer and Ann Roy Mercer, he graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1775 and was a delegate for Virginia to the Continental...

    , American lawyer, planter, and politician from Virginia and Maryland
  • Owen Mercer
    Owen Mercer
    Captain Boomerang is a comic book superhero existing in the DC Comics' main shared universe. He is the son of the original Captain Boomerang and Meloni Thawne....

    , fictional character in the DC Universe
  • Phil Mercer, radio presenter on the BBC
  • Rick Mercer
    Rick Mercer
    Richard Vincent "Rick" Mercer is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist, and blogger.Mercer first came to national attention in 1990, when he premiered his one man show Show Me the Button, I'll Push It, or Charles Lynch Must Die at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in...

    , Canadian comedian, television personality and political satirist
  • Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer
    Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer
    Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was a quadriplegic and American disability rights activist. She is best known for her autobiography I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes, co-authored with Steven B. Kaplan.-Biography:...

    , quadriplegic and American disability rights activist
  • Sam Mercer
    Sam Mercer
    Sam Mercer is a producer of many Hollywood films, including several projects directed by M. Night Shyamalan such as Signs and The Sixth Sense, as well as other films like Van Helsing and Things We Lost in the Fire. His career started during the early 1980s as a location manager and later advanced...

    , film producer
  • Wilbur Mercer, fictional character in Philip K. Dick
    Philip K. Dick
    Philip Kindred Dick was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist whose published work is almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments and altered...

    's Science Fiction novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick first published in 1968. The main plot follows Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter of androids, while the secondary plot follows John Isidore, a man of sub-normal intelligence who befriends some of the...

    ', central figure of 'Mercenarism', the religion practised at the time the story takes place
  • William (Rosko) Mercer
    William (Rosko) Mercer
    William Roscoe Mercer , better known to millions of radio listeners simply as Rosko, was an American news announcer and disc jockey. He is best known for his stints on New York's WOR-FM and WNEW-FM in the 1960s...

     (1927–2000), known as Rosko, American news announcer and disc jockey
  • A Major Mercer of the Worcestershire horse
    Major Mercer of the Worcestershire horse
    Major Mercer, the commander of the Worcestershire horse, played a significant part in the Battle of Worcester in 1651, but although mentioned in primary sources his full name is not given in them...

     played a prominent part on the parliamentary side at the Battle of Worcester in 1651

Academics

  • Asa Shinn Mercer
    Asa Shinn Mercer
    Asa Shinn Mercer was the first president of the Territorial University of Washington and a member of the Washington State Senate....

    , first president of the Territorial University of Washington and a member of the Washington State Senate
  • James Mercer (mathematician)
    James Mercer (mathematician)
    James Mercer FRS was a mathematician, born in Bootle, close to Liverpool, England. He was educated at University of Manchester, and then University of Cambridge...

    , English mathematician
  • Roger Mercer
    Roger Mercer
    Roger Mercer is a British archaeologist whose work has concentrated on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of the British Isles.Between 1970 and 1973 he led the excavations at Carn Brea in Cornwall and then went on to direct the excavations at Hambledon Hill and Grimes Graves, a Neolithic flint mine...

    , British archaeologist

Actors

  • Jack Mercer
    Jack Mercer
    Jack Mercer was an American animator, storyman and voice actor. He is best known as the voice of cartoon character Popeye the Sailor...

    , American animator and voice actor
  • Marian Mercer
    Marian Mercer
    Marian Ethel Mercer was an American actress and singer.Born in Akron, Ohio, she graduated from the University of Michigan, then spent several seasons working in summer stock. She made her Broadway debut in the chorus of the short-lived musical, Greenwillow in 1960...

    , award-winning American actress
  • Matthew Mercer
    Matthew Mercer
    Matthew Mercer is an American voice actor, script writer, and independent film maker.-Biography:...

    , American voice actor
  • Mike Mercer (basketball), American basketball player
  • Mike Mercer (American football)
    Mike Mercer (American football)
    Michael Mercer is a former American football kicker and punter who played for six teams from . In the American Football League, he played for the Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills...

    , former American college and professional football player
  • Win Mercer
    Win Mercer
    George Barclay "Win" Mercer was a pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1894 to 1902. Born in Chester, West Virginia, he played primarily with the National League Washington Senators , winning 20 games twice with the club...

    , pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1894 to 1902

Athletes

  • Gary Mercer
    Gary Mercer
    Gary Ivan Mercer is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former professional footballer. A New Zealand international representative player, he has spent most of his career in England both playing and coaching.-Playing career:...

    , New Zealand rugby league footballer and coach
  • Joe Mercer
    Joe Mercer
    Joseph 'Joe' Mercer, OBE was an English football player and manager.-Playing career:Mercer was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, the son of a former Nottingham Forest and Tranmere Rovers footballer, also named Joe. Joe Mercer senior died, following health problems resulting from a gas attack...

    , English football player and manager
  • Joe Mercer (jockey)
    Joe Mercer (jockey)
    Joseph Mercer is a retired English Thoroughbred race horse jockey. He was active as a jockey from 1947 to 1985 and rode a total of 2,810 winners in Britain, a figure exceeded only by Sir Gordon Richards, Lester Piggott and Doug Smith at the time of Mercer’s retirement, and subsequently only...

    , English jockey
  • Leroy Mercer
    Leroy Mercer
    Dr. E. Leroy Mercer was a respected surgeon but was best-known for his college football career, while attending the University of Pennsylvania. In 1910, he led Penn to the eastern championship, and then served as the Quakers' captain for the next two seasons...

    , American football player.
  • Ray Mercer
    Ray Mercer
    "Merciless" Ray Mercer is an American professional boxer, former Olympic Gold Medalist and WBO heavyweight title holder who resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina...

    , American professional boxer, former WBO World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Ron Mercer
    Ron Mercer
    Ronald Eugene Mercer is a former American basketball player at the University of Kentucky who also had a career in the National Basketball Association; the last time he played was for the New Jersey Nets in 2005.-Basketball career:...

    , American former basketball player at the University of Kentucky who also had a career in the National Basketball Association
  • Tommy Mercer
    Tommy Mercer
    Tommy Mercer is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Crimson. He is currently one half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions with Matt Morgan...

    , American professional wrestler

Literary figures

  • Cecil William Mercer (1885–1960), British novelist who wrote under the pseudonym of Dornford Yates
  • David Mercer (playwright), English playwright and dramatist
  • Ilana Mercer
    Ilana Mercer
    Ilana Mercer is a writer, born in South Africa to Rabbi Ben Isaacson and raised in Israel, where the family decided to move after Rabbi Ben Isaacson's anti-apartheid preaching and activism led to their harassment by South African security forces...

    , classical liberal writer, columnist, and blogger
  • Jeremy Mercer
    Jeremy Mercer
    Jeremy Mercer is an author and journalist whose books include Time Was Soft There and When the Guillotine Fell . He has also translated Robert Badinter's Abolition into English for University Press of New England...

    , Canadian writer
  • Mick Mercer
    Mick Mercer
    Mick Mercer is a journalist and author best known for his photos and reviews of the goth, punk, and indie music scenes. He has photographed the bands Tragic Venus and Blondie in the UK and Europe.He publishes a monthly online magazine called "The Mick"....

    , journalist and author
  • William Mercer (poet)
    William Mercer (poet)
    William Mercer , was a Scottish poet and army officer.-Biography:At fifteen he ran away from school to become a soldier and fought in the 30 Years War. By the...

     (ca. 1605– ca. 1675), Scottish poet and army officer

Musicians

  • James Mercer (musician)
    James Mercer (musician)
    James Russell Mercer is an American guitarist and Alternative rock musician. He is a founding member and lead singer-songwriter of the Grammy-nominated indie rock group The Shins. In 2009, Mercer and producer Danger Mouse formed the side project Broken Bells, for which they released a...

    , guitarist, lead singer and songwriter of the Shins
  • Jerry Mercer
    Jerry Mercer
    Jerry Mercer is a Canadian rock drummer, best known for his work with the groups Mashmakhan and April Wine.-Personal life:...

    , former drummer for the Canadian rock groups April Wine and Mashmakhan
  • Johnny Mercer
    Johnny Mercer
    John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others...

    , American songwriter and singer
  • Mabel Mercer
    Mabel Mercer
    Mabel Mercer was an English-born cabaret singer who performed in the United States, Britain, and Europe with the greats in jazz and cabaret. She was a featured performer at Chez Bricktop in Paris, owned by the hostess Bricktop, and performed in such clubs as Le Ruban Bleu, Tony's, the RSVP, the...

    , English-born cabaret singer

Politicians and civil servants

  • Charles F. Mercer
    Charles F. Mercer
    Charles Fenton Mercer was a nineteenth century politician, U.S. Congressman, and lawyer from Loudoun County, Virginia....

    , nineteenth century U.S. politician from Virginia
  • David Henry Mercer
    David Henry Mercer
    David Henry Mercer was a Nebraska Republican politician.Born in Benton County, Iowa on July 9, 1857, he moved with his parents to Adams County, Illinois in 1858. After the American Civil War he moved again to Brownville, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1880 and...

    , Nebraska Republican politician
  • Patrick Mercer
    Patrick Mercer
    Patrick John Mercer OBE is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom, representing the constituency of Newark in Parliament. He is a frequent commentator on defence and security issues having served as infantry officer in the British Army and held the position of Shadow Minister for...

    , politician in the United Kingdom
  • William Thomas Mercer
    William Thomas Mercer
    William Thomas Mercer was a British colonial administrator who served as the Colonial Treasurer , Auditor General , Colonial Secretary , and Administrator, between 15 March 1865 to 11 March 1866...

     (1821–1879), British Colonial Secretary in Hong Kong, 1859–1868
  • William W. Mercer
    William W. Mercer
    William W. Mercer is a United States Attorney for the District of Montana, as well as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice. In September 2006, Mercer was nominated by George W...

    , United States Attorney for the District of Montana

Soldiers

  • General Cavalié Mercer, who (as a Captain) commanded G Troop Royal Horse Artillery with distinction at Waterloo, author of Journal of the Waterloo Campaign
  • Hugh Mercer
    Hugh Mercer
    Hugh Mercer was a soldier and physician. He initially served with British forces during the Seven Years War but later became a brigadier general in the Continental Army and a close friend to George Washington...

    , physician, brigadier general in the Continental Army and a close friend to George Washington
  • Hugh W. Mercer
    Hugh W. Mercer
    Hugh Weedon Mercer was an officer in the United States Army and then a Confederate general during the American Civil War.-Biography:...

    , officer in the United States Army and then a Confederate general during the American Civil War
  • Malcolm Mercer
    Malcolm Mercer
    Major-General Malcolm Smith Mercer, CB was a Canadian general, barrister and art patron who practiced law in Toronto and led the 3rd Canadian Division during the first two years of the First World War before he was killed in action at Mount Sorrel in Belgium...

    , Canadian general, barrister and art patron

Towns and cities

  • Mercer, Maine
    Mercer, Maine
    Mercer is a town in Somerset County, Maine, United States. The town was named after Revolutionary War hero Brigadier General Hugh Mercer. The population was 647 at the 2000 census.-Geography:...

  • Mercer, Missouri
    Mercer, Missouri
    Mercer is a city in Mercer County, Missouri, United States. The population was 318 at the 2010 census,a 7% decrease in population from the 2000 census at which time the population was 342.-Geography:Mercer is located at ....

  • Mercer, North Carolina
    Mercer, North Carolina
    Mercer is an unincorporated settlement in southwestern Edgecombe County, North Carolina. It lies at an elevation of 118 feet ....

  • Mercer, North Dakota
    Mercer, North Dakota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 86 people, 49 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 398.2 people per square mile . There were 56 housing units at an average density of 259.3 per square mile...

  • Mercer, Pennsylvania
    Mercer, Pennsylvania
    Mercer is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,391 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Mercer County. Mercer is part of the Youngstown–Warren–Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area....

  • Mercer Island, Washington
    Mercer Island, Washington
    Mercer Island is a city in King County, Washington, United States and the name of the island in Lake Washington on which the city sits. The population was 22,699 at the 2010 census....

    • Mercer Island High School
      Mercer Island High School
      Mercer Island High School is a public high school located in Mercer Island, Washington in the U.S., as part of the Mercer Island School District....

  • Mercer, Wisconsin
    Mercer, Wisconsin
    Mercer is a town in southern Iron County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,732 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of Mercer and the unincorporated communities of Carter and Manitowish are located within the town....



In New Zealand:
  • Mercer, Waikato

Counties

  • Mercer County, Illinois
    Mercer County, Illinois
    Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 16,434, which is a decrease of 3.1% from 16,957 in 2000. Its county seat is Aledo...

  • Mercer County, Kentucky
    Mercer County, Kentucky
    Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 20,817. Its county seat is Harrodsburg. The county is named for General Hugh Mercer...

  • Mercer County, New Jersey
    Mercer County, New Jersey
    As of the census of 2000, there were 350,761 people, 125,807 households, and 86,303 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,552 people per square mile . There were 133,280 housing units at an average density of 590 per square mile...

    • Mercer County Community College
      Mercer County Community College
      Mercer County Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public, community college located in Mercer County, New Jersey. The school's current president is Dr. Patricia C. Donohue...

    • Mercer County Park
      Mercer County Park
      Mercer County Park is a recreational park located mostly within West Windsor Township, New Jersey. Mercer County Park encompasses over covering areas of the Townships of West Windsor, Hamilton and Lawrence. It is the home for the US Olympic Rowing Team's training center...

    • Trenton-Mercer Airport
      Trenton-Mercer Airport
      Trenton-Mercer Airport , formerly known as Mercer County Airport, is a public airport located in Ewing, New Jersey, four miles northwest of the central business district of Trenton, a city in Mercer County, New Jersey...

  • Mercer County, North Dakota
    Mercer County, North Dakota
    -Major highways:* North Dakota Highway 31* North Dakota Highway 48* North Dakota Highway 49* North Dakota Highway 200* North Dakota Highway 1806-Demographics:...

  • Mercer County, Ohio
    Mercer County, Ohio
    Mercer County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Its county seat is Celina and is named for Hugh Mercer, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.The Celina Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Mercer County.-Geography:...

  • Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Mercer County, Pennsylvania
    Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2010, the population was 116,638. Its county seat is Mercer; Sharon is its largest city....

  • Mercer County, West Virginia
    Mercer County, West Virginia
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Other

  • Asa Mercer Middle School, Seattle, Washington
  • Fort Mercer
    Fort Mercer
    Fort Mercer was one of two forts constructed in 1777 on the Delaware River during the American Revolutionary War, by the Continental Army, under the command of George Washington, to block the approach to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Fort Mifflin, on the Pennsylvania side, and Fort Mercer, on the New...

    , American Revolution fort along the Delaware River in New Jersey
  • Mercer House (Savannah, Georgia)
  • Mercer Museum
    Mercer Museum
    The Mercer Museum is a museum located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States, a suburb of Philadelphia. The Bucks County Historical Society operates the museum, as well as the Spruance Library and Fonthill, former home of the museum's founder, archeologist Henry Chapman Mercer...

    , a National Historic Landmark in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Mercer University
    Mercer University
    Mercer University is an independent, private, coeducational university with a Baptist heritage located in the U.S. state of Georgia. Mercer is the only university of its size in the United States that offers programs in eleven diversified fields of study: liberal arts, business, education, music,...

    , Macon, Georgia

Other

  • Mercer Union
    Mercer Union
    Mercer Union is an artist-run centre in Toronto, Ontario, established in 1979 to exhibit contemporary art.In 2009, the gallery moved to the Bloor and Lansdowne area in Toronto's west end. Previously the gallery had held homes at 29 Mercer Street , 439 King Street West, 333 Adelaide St...

    , an artist-run centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario
  • "Mercer" or "Mercer's Bacterial Disease" is a common misnomer for the acronym MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans. It is also called multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

    .
  • Mercer (car)
    Mercer (car)
    Mercer was an American automobile manufacturer from 1909 until 1925. It was notable for its high-performance cars, especially the Type 35 Raceabout.-Early history:...

    , a type of automobile
  • Mercer's condition
    Mercer's condition
    In mathematics, a real-valued function K is said to fulfill Mercer's condition if for all square integrable functions g one has \iint Kgg\,dx dy \geq 0...

  • Mercer (consulting firm)
    Mercer (consulting firm)
    Mercer is a human resource and related financial services consulting firm, headquartered in New York City. The firm operates internationally in more than 40 countries, with more than 19,000 employees, and is the world's largest human resource consulting firm....

  • Mercer Oak
    Mercer Oak
    The Mercer Oak was a large white oak tree that stood in Princeton Battlefield State Park in Princeton Township, New Jersey. The tree was about 300 years old when it was torn by strong winds in March 2000. It is the emblem of Princeton Township and appears on the seal of the township...

    , a large white oak tree that stood in Princeton Battlefield State Park in Princeton
  • Mercer Caverns
    Mercer Caverns
    Mercer Caverns are located outside of Murphys in Calaveras County California. They are named after the gold prospector Walter J. Mercer who discovered the caves around 1885 and filed a claim. They were later renamed as caverns. The caverns have a large number of speleothems, stalactites, and...

    , Murphys, California
  • Mercer and Somerset Railway
    Mercer and Somerset Railway
    The Mercer and Somerset Railway was a short-lived line of the Pennsylvania Railroad in western New Jersey, built to delay completion of the Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad, part of the National Railway line from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to New York City.The railroad ran from Somerset Junction...

    , a short-lived line of the Pennsylvania Railroad in western New Jersey
  • Mercer's theorem
    Mercer's theorem
    In mathematics, specifically functional analysis, Mercer's theorem is a representation of a symmetric positive-definite function on a square as a sum of a convergent sequence of product functions. This theorem, presented in , is one of the most notable results of the work of James Mercer...

  • Worshipful Company of Mercers
    Worshipful Company of Mercers
    The Worshipful Company of Mercers is the premier Livery Company of the City of London and ranks first in order of precedence. It is the first of the so-called "Great Twelve City Livery Companies". It was incorporated under a Royal Charter in 1394...

  • Mercer (G.I. Joe)
    Mercer (G.I. Joe)
    Mercer is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books and cartoon series. He is a member of the G.I. Joe team as one of Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades and debuted in 1987.-Profile:...

    , a fictional character in the G.I. Joe universe
  • Mercer 3
    Mercer 3
    Mercer 3 is a heavily obscured globular cluster embedded in the disk of the Milky Way galaxy. It was discovered in 2008 in the data obtained by 2MASS and GLIMPSE infrared surveys. The cluster is located in the Scutum constellation. It had avoided detection for such a long time due to the extremely...

    , a globular cluster of the Milky Way galaxy