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David Paterson was the 55th Governor of New York. He was the first governor of New York of African American heritage and only the second legally blind governor of any U.S. state. He was the majority le...

7/29/2011 5/15/2016

George Elmer Pataki is an attorney and American politician who was the 53rd Governor of New York. Pataki served three consecutive four-year terms from January 1, 1995 until December 31, 2006.

6/3/2008 8/2/2015

Lucius Robinson (1810–1891) was known as a “guardian of the economy” when he served as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in the State Assembly. During the Civil War, he se...

7/28/2011 6/14/2014

Anthony Colve MP (deceased)

Zie Wikipedia... Anthonij Colve, was in sept. 1668 vaandrig in de compagnie van kapitein Bernard de Beaufort (regiment Schotte) (zie aldaar); verbleef toen in Zeeland na terugkeer uit Suriname; 2...

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Bastiaen Jansz Krol (1595 - 1674)

"Sebastiaen Jansen Krol", "Sebastian Jansen Krol", "Bastiaen Jansz Crol"

Bastiaen Jansz Krol (also Sebastia(e)n; Jans(s)en; Crol[1] or Crull) (1595, Harlingen – 14 March 1674), was Director-General of New Netherland from 1632 to 1633. When he was 10, Krol's famil...

12/21/2012 12/21/2012

Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, (1661 - 1723)

"Viscount Cornbury", "Lord Cornbury"

Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon (28 November 1661 – 31 March 1723), styled Viscount Cornbury between 1674 and 1709, was Governor of New York and New Jersey between 1701 and 1708, and is per...

5/17/2011 11/2/2012

Gov. Rip Claes Van Dam (c.1660 - 1749)

"Van Damm"

Rip Van Dam (ca. 1660 – 10 June 1749) was the interim acting governor of the Province of New York from 1731 to 1732. As one of the leaders of the republican liberal party, Van Dam confronted t...

9/20/2009 5/26/2012

Admiral of the Fleet and Governor of Colonial New York. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Hardy (ca. 1714 ...

8/7/2011 3/3/2012

General Notes: Brigadier-General in the Army, Colonel of the Royal Irish Colonel William Cosby arrived in New York City in August of 1732 to assume his duties as royal governor of the province of N...

3/21/2009 3/3/2012

John Nanfan (1634 - 1716)

John Nanfan of Birtsmorton, Worcestershire, was captain in Sir John Jacob's regiment of foot, and sailed in 1697 for New York, where, by the influence of the governor, Richard Coote, earl of Bellamont ...

11/14/2011 11/14/2011

Benjamin Fletcher (1640–1703) was colonial governor of New York from 1692 to 1697. Under Col. Fletcher, piracy was a leading economic development tool in the city’s competition wi...

4/26/2011 11/14/2011

Sir Danvers Osborne, 3rd Baronet was colonial governor of New York province briefly in 1753. From Darryl Lundy's Peerage pageon Danvers Osborn: Sir Danvers Osborn, 3rd Bt.[1] M, #460028, b. 1...

11/13/2011 11/13/2011

Henry Sloughter (b. - 1691)

Henry Sloughter was briefly colonial governor of New York in 1691. Sloughter was the governor who put down Leisler's Rebellion, which had installed Jacob Leisler as de facto governor in 1689. Lieuten...

11/13/2011 11/13/2011

Richard Ingoldesby (b. - 1719)

Richard Ingoldesby was a British army officer and lieutenant governor of both New Jersey and New York. He became the acting governor for the two colonies from May of 1709 to April 1710. Life Ingo...

11/13/2011 11/13/2011

Herbert Henry Lehman, a Senator from New York; born in New York City, March 28, 1878; attended Sachs Collegiate Institute in New York City; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1899...

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General James Robertson was the civil governor of the Province of New York from 1780 to 1783. He was born in Fife, Scotland about 1710. He came to the American colonies in 1756 as a major of the Roya...

8/18/2011 8/18/2011

Horace White (1865 - 1943)

Horace White was an attorney and politician who served as the 37th Governor of New York in 1910. He attended Syracuse High School, Cornell University (graduated 1887), and Columbia Law School (gradua...

8/10/2011 8/10/2011

Nathan Lewis Miller (1868 - 1953)

Nathan Lewis Miller was a lawyer and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of New York from 1921 to 1922. He was general counsel of United States Steel from 1925. New York Times obituary:

8/10/2011 8/10/2011

Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American lawyer, former Democratic Party politician, and political commentator. He served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March ...

8/1/2011 8/1/2011

Martin H Glynn (1871 - 1924)

Martin Henry Glynn was the 40th Governor of New York from 1913 to 1914, the first Irish American Roman Catholic to hold that position. He graduated from Fordham University in 1894, then studied at Al...

8/1/2011 8/1/2011

Francis Nicholson (1655 - 1728)

Francis Nicholson was a British military officer and colonial administrator. His military service included time in Africa and Europe, after which he was sent as leader of the troops supporting Sir Edmu...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

John Young, Gov. NY (1802 - 1852)

John Young was an American politician who served as 15th Governor of New York (1847-48). He was born in Chelsea, Vermont. As a child, he moved to Freeport (now Conesus), Livingston County, New York. ...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

Gov. William C. Bouck (1786 - 1859)

William Christian Bouck was an American politician from New York. He was the 13th Governor of New York from 1843 to 1844. He was the son of Christian Bouck (1753–1836) and Margaret (Borst) Bou...

4/8/2011 7/29/2011

Willem Kieft MP (1597 - 1647)

Willem Kieft was a Dutch merchant and director-general of New Netherland (of which New Amsterdam, later New York City, was the primary settlement), from 1638 until 1647. He formed the council of twelve...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

Sir Edmund Andros (c.1637 - 1714)

Sir Edmund Andros was an early colonial English governor in North America, most notably as the head of the Dominion of New England for most of its three-year existence. He also governed at various time...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

William Sulzer was an American lawyer and politician, nicknamed Plain Bill Sulzer. He was the 39th Governor of New York and a long-serving congressman from the same state. He was the first and so far o...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

William Burnet, FRS MP (1688 - 1729)

"Governor William /Burnet/"

William Burnet was a British civil servant and colonial administrator who served as governor of New York and New Jersey (1720–1728) and Massachusetts (1728). Early life Burnet was the son of...

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Charles Malcolm Wilson was the 50th Governor of New York from December 18, 1973, to December 31, 1974. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1939 to 1958. He also served in the Navy durin...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

Charles S. Whitman (1868 - 1947)

Charles Seymour Whitman (September 29, 1868 – March 29, 1947) served as the 41st Governor of New York from January 1915 to December 1918. He was also a delegate to Republican National Conventi...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

Frank W. Higgins (1856 - 1907)

Frank Wayland Higgins (August 18, 1856 – February 12, 1907) was an American politician. He was a delegate to the 1888 Republican National Convention, and a member of the New York State Senate ...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

Benjamin Barker Odell, Jr. (January 14, 1854 – May 9, 1926) was an American politician from New York. Life He was the son of Benjamin Barker Odell who was Mayor of the City of Newburgh. ...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

Nathaniel Pitcher (1750 - 1802)

Nathaniel Pitcher (November 30, 1777 – May 25, 1836) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the eighth Governor of New York from February 11 to December 31, 1828. He was a membe...

7/29/2011 7/29/2011

Joseph C. Yates (1768 - 1837)

Joseph Christopher Yates was an American lawyer, politician. statesman, and founding trustee of Union College. History Born in Schenectady, New York, Yates catapulted himself up the ranks of his da...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

John Tayler (1742 - 1829)

John Tayler was born in New York City in 1742. He was the son of William and Nancy Condit Tayler. Tayler left New York in his late teens to trade supplies at British forts on the northern frontier. U...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

John Alden Dix (1860 - 1928)

John Alden Dix (December 25, 1860 – April 9, 1928) was the 38th Governor of New York from January 1911 to December 1912. Life Born in Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, Dix attended Cor...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

Frank S. Black (1853 - 1913)

Frank Swett Black (March 8, 1853 near Limington, Maine - March 22, 1913 Troy, New York) was an American newspaper editor, lawyer and politician. He was a member of the United States House of Represen...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

Roswell P. Flower (1835 - 1899)

Roswell Pettibone Flower (August 7, 1835 – May 12, 1899) was Governor of New York from 1892 to 1894. Life He was a son of Nathan Monroe Flower and Mary Ann Flower, the sixth of nine childr...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

David Bennett Hill (August 29, 1843 – October 20, 1910) was an American politician from New York who was the 29th Governor of New York from 1885 to 1891. Life He was Mayor of Elmira, New Y...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served as Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Senator, and the 24th Governor of New York. He was also a...

5/21/2011 7/28/2011

John Thompson Hoffman (1828 - 1888)

New York City Mayor, New York Governor. Served as Mayor of New York City, New York from 1866 to 1868. Served as Governor of New York from 1869 to 1873. He was one of only two New York City Mayors to ...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

Reuben Eaton Fenton (4 July 1819–15 August 1885) was an American politician from New York. He was a Democrat from the beginning of his political career until about 1854, when he became a Republi...

10/7/2009 7/28/2011

Edwin was elected governor of the State of New York (1858); founded the banking house of E. D. Morgan and Company, New York City; was made Major General of Volunteers by President Lincoln (1861); and...

6/13/2008 7/28/2011

Alonzo B. Cornell (1832 - 1904)

Alonzo Barton Cornell (January 22, 1832 – October 15, 1904) was a New York politician and businessman who served as 27th Governor of New York from 1880 to 1882. Born in Ithaca, New York, he wa...

3/24/2009 7/28/2011

Washington Hunt (1811 - 1867)

Washington Hunt (August 5, 1811 – February 2, 1867) was an American lawyer and politician. Life He moved to Lockport, New York in 1828 to study law, was admitted to the bar in 1834, and op...

10/14/2008 7/28/2011

Myron H. Clark (1806 - 1892)

Myron Holley Clark (October 23, 1806 – August 23, 1892) was an American politician from the U.S. state of New York. Biography Clark was born in Naples, Ontario County, New York on October ...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

Enos Thompson Throop (1784 - 1834)

GOVENOR OF NEW YORK FROM 1829-1833 CHARGE D'AFFAIRES TO THE KINGDOM OF THE TWO SICILIES 1838-1841 Enos Thompson Throop (pronounced /ˈtruːp/ troop; August 21, 1784 – November 1,...

4/18/2010 7/28/2011

William Learned Marcy (December 12, 1786 – July 4, 1857) was an American statesman, who served as U.S. Senator and the 11th Governor of New York, and as the U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Secr...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

Silas Wright, Jr. (May 24, 1795 – August 27, 1847) was an American Democratic politician. Wright was born in Amherst, Massachusetts and moved with his father to Weybridge, Vermont in 1796. He ...

7/28/2011 7/28/2011

Horatio Seymour (1810 - 1886)

""The Great Decliner""

Horatio Seymour was an American politician. He was the 18th Governor of New York from 1853 to 1854 and from 1863 to 1864. He was the Democratic Party nominee for president of the United States in the p...

7/27/2011 7/27/2011

Lt. Coln. John Montgomerie (c.1690 - 1731)

Colonel John Montgomerie (died 1731) was colonial governor of New York and New Jersey from 1728 to 1731. Montgomerie was born in the parish of Beith in Scotland and served as Member or Parliament f...

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James DeLancey (1703–1760) served as chief justice, lieutenant governor, and acting colonial governor of the Province of New York. DeLancey was born in New York City on November 27, 1703, th...

9/8/2008 7/27/2011

Robert Monckton (24 June 1726 – 21 May 1782) was an officer of the British army and a colonial administrator in British North America. He had a distinguished military and political career, bei...

7/27/2011 7/27/2011

Cadwalader Colden, who served as colonial governor of New York, was a physician, scientist and author who published many articles on botany and physics.

7/27/2011 7/27/2011

Sir Henry Moore, 1st Baronet (1713 – 11 September 1769) was a British colonial leader who served as royal Governor of Province of New York from 1765 to 1769. Early life Moore was born in J...

7/27/2011 7/27/2011

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1732 – 25 February 1809) was a British peer and colonial governor. He was the son of William Murray, 3rd Earl of Dunmore, and his wife Catherine (née M...

6/23/2008 7/27/2011

) Admiral of the Fleet The Hon. George Clinton (c.1686 – 10 July 1761) was a British naval officer and political leader who served as the colonial governor of Newfoundland in 1731 and of New Y...

12/11/2010 7/27/2011

George Clarke (c.1676 - 1760)

) George Clarke (1676– 12 January 1760) was also known as George Clarke of Hyde. He became Secretary of the Province of New York in 1703. Along with his wife, Anne, he purchased land in Hempst...

12/18/2010 7/27/2011

William Tryon (1729 - 1788)

William Tryon was a British soldier and colonial administrator who served as governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765–1771) and the Province of New York (1771–1780). William...

3/17/2009 7/27/2011

General Robert Hunter (1664–1734) was colonial governor of New York and New Jersey from 1710 to 1720. A Scot, the son of James Hunter and his wife Margaret Spalding, Hunter had been apprenti...

7/27/2011 7/27/2011

Gerardus Willemse Beekman (1653–1723) was a colonial governor of the Province of New York. He was a physician and a wealthy land owner in New York City. He was the acting governor of the Provi...

8/6/2008 7/27/2011

John Lovelace, 4th Baron Lovelace (1672 – 1709) was the Governor of both New York and New Jersey. He the son of William Lovelace of Hurst, Berkshire, and was not related to Francis Lovelace,...

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Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, was an English historian and statesman and grandfather to two British monarchs, Mary II and Queen Anne. -----------------------------------------------------------...

5/2/2007 7/27/2011

Richard Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont (sometimes spelled Bellamont, 1636 – 5 March 1700/1), known as The Lord Coote between 1683 and 1689, was a member of the English Parliament and a colonial ...

10/4/2010 7/27/2011

• spent 37 years of his adult life in the clonies of Pennsylvania and New York Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Andrew Elliot (1728–1797) took over from James Robertson as acting colo...

1/11/2011 7/27/2011

Wouter van Twiller MP (1606 - 1654)

Director of New Netherland In office 1633–1638 Zie Wikipedia... See Wikipedia just one of the patents granted him this would be land near what became Stuyvesant's Bowery No. 1 GG 2...

7/27/2011 7/27/2011

John Alsop King MP (1788 - 1867)

John Alsop King (1788–1867) was an American politician who served as governor (1857–1859) of New York. He was born in the area now encompassed by New York City on 3 January 1788 and was...

7/1/2008 7/27/2011

TOMPKINS, Daniel D., (1774 - 1825) TOMPKINS, Daniel D., (brother of Caleb Tompkins), a Representative from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Fox Meadows (later Scarsda...

7/2/2008 7/27/2011

Samuel J. Tilden (1814 - 1886)

Samuel Jones Tilden (February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886) was the Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency in the disputed election of 1876, one of the most controversial American elections ...

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Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was a Representative from New York and the 22nd Vice President of the United States. He also later served as the 31st Governor of New York. MO...

1/31/2009 7/27/2011

Alfred Emanuel Smith, Jr. (December 30, 1873 – October 4, 1944), known in private and public life as Al Smith, was an American statesman who was elected the 42nd Governor of New York three times...

7/26/2011 7/26/2011

Hugh Leo Carey is an attorney, the 51st Governor of New York who served seven terms in the United States House of Representatives. Hugh Carey is often credited for his extraordinary leadership during N...

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Governor Richard Nichols MP (c.1624 - 1672)

Richard Nicolls (1624 in Ampthill, Bedfordshire – 28 May 1672 on the North Sea, off Suffolk) was the first British colonial governor of New York province. He commanded a royalist troop of horse ...

7/26/2010 7/26/2011

Aldo Charles Poletti (1903 - 2002)

Charles Poletti (July 2, 1903-August 8, 2002) was an American lawyer and politician. He was the 46th Governor of New York in 1942, and was the first Italian-American governor in the United States.

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Jacob Leisler MP (1640 - 1691)

See: for an excellent short biography. See Wikipedia and the Jacob Leisler Project at New York University From: To save New York from greater disorder and defend it against an invasion by the Fre...

6/20/2011 7/25/2011

Hamilton Fish served as the 16th Governor of New York (1849-50), United States Senator (1851-57) and Secretary of State of the United States (1869-1877) Biography Fish was born at what is now k...

1/26/2007 7/25/2011

Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was a lawyer and Republican politician from the State of New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York (1907–1910), A...

4/1/2007 7/25/2011

Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl of Limerick was appointed Governor of New York in 1688 by the Duke of York who became James II. Dongan build a mansion on Staten Island in 1688. Thomas Dongan, 2nd Earl of Lim...

4/7/2007 7/25/2011

DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an early American politician who served as United States Senator and the sixth Governor of New York. In this last capacity he was largely...

5/8/2007 7/25/2011

) Morgan Lewis (October 16, 1754 – April 7, 1844) was an American lawyer, politician and military commander. Of Welsh descent, he was the son of Francis Lewis, a signer of the Declaration of...

12/31/2010 7/25/2011

William Henry Seward, Sr. (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was the 12th Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew J...

8/30/2008 7/25/2011

W. Averell Harriman (1891 - 1986)

William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986) was an American Democratic Party politician, businessman, and diplomat. He was the son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman. He served as...

6/4/2009 7/25/2011

Anthony Brockholst (c.1656 - 1723)

Surname has also been reported to be Brockholes . When the Duke of York commissioned Major Edmund Andros in 1674 as his Lieutenant and Governor, Lieut. Anthony Brockholst, in case of his death, was t...

5/11/2007 7/25/2011

Andrew Mark Cuomo was born on 6 December 1957 in Queens, New York, United States of America. He is the 56th and current Governor of New York, having assumed office on January 1, 2011. He was the 64th...

6/11/2007 7/25/2011

Mario Cuomo MP (1932 - 2015)

Mario Matthew Cuomo was born on 15 June 1932 in Queens, New York, United States of America. He served as the 52nd Governor of the state of New York from 1983 to 1994, and is the father of Andrew Cuom...

6/11/2007 7/25/2011

Governor Thomas E Dewey (1902 - 1971)

"Gangbuster"

Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was the 47th Governor of New York (1943–1954). In 1944 and 1948, he was the Republican candidate for President, but lost both times...

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Francis Lovelace MP (c.1621 - 1686)

Francis LOVELACE was born about 1621. He died on 10 May 1686 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. In 1652 was in VA. said to have been entrusted by Gov. Berkley of Virginia to carry news to King Charles...

7/22/2007 7/25/2011

Col. Pieter Philipse Schuyler MP (1657 - 1724)

"Peter Schuyler"

Pieter Philipse Schuyler: Siblings of Pieter Philipse Schuyler are: i. Gysbert SCHUYLER was born 2 JUL 1652 in Albany, Albany, New York, and died AFT. 13 MAR 1664/65. ii. Geertruy SCHUYLER wa...

8/8/2007 7/25/2011

John Jay (12 December 1745 - 17 May 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, and the first Chief Justice of the United States (1789 ...

5/11/2007 7/25/2011

Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the USA MP (1782 - 1862)

"President Van Buren", "Maarten"

Fue el octavo Presidente de los Estados Unidos The eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. Before his presidency, he served as the eighth Vice President (1833-1837) and the 10th Se...

7/1/2007 7/25/2011

DAR Ancestor #: A023206 ) George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was the firs...

5/20/2007 7/25/2011

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was the 41st Vice President of the United States under Gerald Ford, and the 49th Governor of New York, as well as serving the Roose...

11/11/2007 7/25/2011

Born: 18 March 1837 Birthplace: Caldwell, New Jersey Died: 24 June 1908 (heart failure) Best Known As: The 22nd and 24th president of the United States Grover Cleveland is the only U.S. president e...

6/5/2007 7/25/2011

Pieter Stuyvesant MP (c.1592 - 1682)

"Petrus Stuyvesant", "Peter Stuyvesant", "Pieter Stuijvesant", "'Pieter Poot'"

Peter Stuyvesant (c. 1612 – August 1672), served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after whi...

4/30/2007 7/25/2011

Peter Minuit MP (1580 - 1638)

Peter Minuit was the Third Director-General of New Netherland. He is credited with purchasing the Island of Manhattan from the Lenape indians on May 24, 1626 In 1631 Governor Minuit was recalled to H...

2/17/2009 7/25/2011

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA MP (1858 - 1919)

"Teddy", "Teddy Bear", "Theodore /Roosevelt /", "Pres Theodore /Roosevelt/"

Theodore Roosevelt became the first American President to take seriously the concept of the preservation of nature. As President from 1901 to 1909, he designated 150 National Forests, the first 51 Fede...

3/25/2007 7/25/2011

Roosevelt Genealogy: SOURCE Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945; pronounced /ˈroʊz&...

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