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About John Cruger
John Cruger, Jr. (July 18, 1710 – December 27, 1791) was the speaker of the Province of New York assembly and the Mayor of New York City.
He was born July 18, 1710 the son of John Cruger and Maria Cuyler.
He was a New York City merchant. He served as Mayor of New York from 1757 to 1766. He was a member of New York's delegation to the Stamp Act Congress and a member of the Committee of Correspondence. He was the speaker of the Province of New York assembly from 1769 to 1775. In the New York assembly he voted against approval of the proceedings of the First Continental Congress. He was named as one of the "suspected" persons on the New York Provincial Congress in 1776.
Before the British occupation of New York City he retired to Kinderkook, returning to New York City in 1783. He died December 27, 1791.