Historical records matching Cadwallader David Colden
About Cadwallader David Colden
Cadwallader David Colden was a lawyer, politican and canal builder. He was an assistant district attorney and from 1810 to 1811 he served as the District Attorney of the First District, which comprised all of Long Island, New York, Richmond and Westchester counties. He became a Colonel of Volunteers in the War of 1812.
He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1818 and that same year was appointed Mayor of New York, where he served until 1821. He also served in the United States Congress and the New York State Senate.
Colden was an outspoken proponent of a national canal system. After the completion of the Erie Canal, Colden moved to Jersey City where he devoted much of his time to the completion of the Morris Canal.