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Thomas Collier Platt

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Birthplace: Owego, Tioga County, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Owego, Tioga County, New York, United States
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Son of William Platt and Lesbia Platt
Husband of Ellen Lucy Platt and Lillian Platt
Father of Henry Bartsow Platt; Frank Hinchman Platt and Edward Truex Platt
Brother of Frederick E Platt; Emily Skinner and William Hinchman Platt

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About Thomas C. Platt, U.S. Senator

Thomas Collier Platt (July 15, 1833 – March 6, 1910) was a two-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1873–1877) and a three-term U.S. Senator from New York in the years 1881, 1897 to 1909—is best known as the "political boss" of the Republican Party in New York State in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Upon his death, the New York Times stated that "no man ever exercised less influence in the Senate or the House of Representatives than he," but "no man ever exercised more power as a political leader." He considered himself the "political godfather" of many Republican governors of the state, including Theodore Roosevelt. He is also known for his contribution to the creation of the City of Greater New York, which incorporated the four boroughs of Kings, Queens, Richmond and Bronx counties.

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1833
July 15, 1833
Owego, Tioga County, New York, United States
1860
February 2, 1860
Age 26
1910
March 6, 1910
Age 76
New York, New York, United States
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Owego, Tioga County, New York, United States