Mayor William Jay Gaynor

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Mayor William Jay Gaynor

Birthplace: Oriskany, NY, United States
Death: September 10, 1913 (65) (shot in the throat by James J. Gallagher, a discharged city employee)
Place of Burial: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Keiron Gaynor and Elizabeth Gaynor
Husband of Augusta C. Gaynor
Father of Rufus Gaynor; Gertrude Emily Webb; Norman J Gaynor; Helen Deborah Kernochan; Marion Gaynor and 2 others
Brother of Mary E Gaynor; Joseph E Gaynor; Theresa Lynch; Ellen F Gaynor; Thomas L Gaynor and 2 others

Occupation: Politician, Mayor of New York City
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About Mayor William Jay Gaynor

William Jay Gaynor was an American politician from New York City, associated with the Tammany Hall political machine. He served as mayor of the City of New York from 1910 to 1913, as well as stints as a New York Supreme Court Justice from 1893 to 1909.

NY Times Obituary:

Nock, Albert Jay, Memoirs of a Su­perfluous Man. New York: Harper and Bros., 1943, Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1965. A Journal of These Days. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1934. "Notes on a Great American"—American Mer­cury, December, 1932.

Pink, Louis Heaton, Gaynor—The Tammany Mayor Who Swallowed the Tiger. New York: The Inter­national Press, 1931.

Smith, Mortimer, William Jay Gay­nor: Mayor of New York. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1951.

Thomas, Lately, The Mayor Who Mastered New York. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1969.

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Mayor William Jay Gaynor's Timeline

February 2, 1848
Oriskany, NY, United States
January 1888
April 24, 1889
New York, New York, United States
New York
May 1895
New York, Unite States
March 1897
New York
New York
September 10, 1913
Age 65
New York, New York, NY, United States