Timothy Lester Woodruff

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Timothy Lester Woodruff

Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Death: October 12, 1913 (55)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Woodruff and Harriet Jane Woodruff
Husband of Isabel Woodruff and Cora Clark Woodruff
Father of John Eastman Woodruff
Brother of Harriet Jane Ward

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About Timothy Lester Woodruff


LT Governor of NY 1896-1902. Governor was T. Roosevelt

Timothy Lester Woodruff (1858-1913), a New York Republican politician, was Lieutenant Governor of the state for three successive terms, from 1896 to 1902. He was political leader of Kings County (Brooklyn) and made it the chief stronghold of the Republican Party in the New York metropolitan area. In 1896, he was elected Lieutenant Governor, with Frank Swett Black as Governor. In 1900 Woodruff was a contender for the vice-presidential nomination. It ended up being given to Theodore Roosevelt, then Governor of New York. In 1906 Woodruff became chairman of the executive committee of the New York Republican State Committee. Woodruff supported Roosevelt in 1912 and was active in the Progressive Party.


Woodruff Collection

The Hugh Allen Ward and Winifred Alling Ward Keith Collection of the Papers of Timothy L. Woodruff (1858-1913) is a rich resource for researchers interested in early 20th century New York and United States politics and the early history of Adelphi College. Mr. Woodruff served as Lieutenant Governor of New York State for three terms and as the President of the Board of Trustees of Adelphi from 1895 to 1908. The collection, which includes correspondence, manuscripts, programs, and memorabilia related to the man acknowledged as the co-founder of Adelphi College, was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Allan R. Keith. (Mrs. Keith's father, Hugh Allen Ward, was Mr. Woodruff's nephew.)

http://libraries.adelphi.edu/ special/collections.php

Notes from research: Franklin Woodruff is their relative - b. 1852. In Greenwood Cemetary in Brooklyn. Franklin m Phoebe Johnston

Kamp KillKare: Adirondack Home of Honarable Timothy L Woodruff, Field & Stream, VII, 2.1903

"Old Forge Fire at Woodruff's Camp" Booneville, NY 2.13.1908

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Timothy Lester Woodruff's Timeline

August 4, 1858
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
January 8, 1881
New York, New York, United States
October 12, 1913
Age 55
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States