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GOVERNORS OF
NEW YORK



From 1777 to 1920



Compiled and Copyrighted 1919, by

CHARLES R. SKINNER, MA., LLD., Litt. D.

Legislative Librarian



ALBANY

J. B. LYON COMPANY, PRINTERS

1919






DEC 25IBI9



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GOVERNORS OF NEW YORK

From 1777 to 1920
1 and 3. GEORGE CLINTON (Anti-Fed.)

July, 1777-June, 1795
July, 1801-June, 1804
Born in Ulster county, July 26, 1739 (Three-year terms)

Died at Washington, April 30, 1812
1755 Ran away from home to fight French

Studied law in New York City — Admitted to bar
Clerk of Common Pleas, Ulster county
1765 Member of Colonial Legislature

1775-76 Member second Continental Congress
Voted for Declaration of Independence
Lieutenant of Rangers in expedition against Fort
Frontenac

1777 Brigadier-General of Militia
Elected Provincial Governor

1780-83-86-89-92-1801 Re-elected Governor
Suggested Erie Canal

1778 President of convention which ratified Federal

constitution
1780 Drove back savages in Mohawk valley

1792 Candidate of new republican party for Vice-

President (defeated)
1804-08 Vice-President

Opponents: 1777 Unopposed
1780 Unopposed
1783 Phillip Schuyler
1786 Unopposed
1789 Robert Yates
1792 John Jay (Fed.)
1801 Stephen Van Rensselaer (Fed.)

2. JOHN JAY (Fed.) July 17, 1795-June, 1801

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