Lt. Gov. Pierre Van Cortlandt

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Pierre Van Cortlandt

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Birthplace: Courtlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
Death: Died in Courtlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
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Son of Col. Philip Van Cortlandt and Catherine de Peyster
Husband of Joanna Van Cortlandt
Father of Philip Van Cortlandt; Catherine Van Wyck; Cornelia Beekman; Gertrude Van Cortlandt; Gilbert Van Cortlandt and 3 others
Brother of Stephen van Cortlandt

Occupation: First Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York (see Wikipedia)
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About Lt. Gov. Pierre Van Cortlandt

Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721 - 1814) was the first Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York.

He was born in New York, the son of Philip Van Cortlandt (1683 -1748) (a son of New York Mayor Stephanus Van Cortlandt) and Catherine DePeyster (a grandaugther of Johannes De Peyster— an ancestor of Abraham DePeyster and Arent Schuyler DePeyster). A great uncle Jacobus Van Cortlandt was mayor of New York City.

Van Cortlandt served briefly in the colonial forces during the American Revolution in spite of efforts by British officials to ensure his loyalty to Great Britain.

In 1777, he was the Chairmen of the Committee of Safety of the New York Provincial Congress. His primary work was to form the political structure of the state during the war. He served as head of the convention that wrote the first state constitution in Kingston, New York and then was its first Lt. Governor until 1795 with his long-time friend and associate Governor George Clinton.

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Lt. Gov. Pierre Van Cortlandt's Timeline

1721
January 10, 1721
Courtlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
1748
May 28, 1748
Age 27
Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
1749
August 21, 1749
Age 28
Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
1751
July 4, 1751
Age 30
Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York, USA
1753
August 2, 1753
Age 32
Croton, Westchester, New York, USA
1755
July 25, 1755
Age 34
Westchester, New York, USA
1757
April 6, 1757
Age 36
Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
1760
February 13, 1760
Age 39
Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
1762
August 29, 1762
Age 41
Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York, USA
1766
June 1, 1766
Age 45
Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA