Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1769-03-02
Death 1828-02-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Mayor of New York City and governor of and U.S. senator from New York.

From the description of DeWitt Clinton correspondence, 1788-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453767

American lawyer and statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to General Fish, 1824 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904134

From the description of Printed document filled out in another hand and signed : New York, 1809 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904133

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Joseph Watson, 1828 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904142

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J. Griscom, 1818 Feb. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904138

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. James M. Hughes, 1799 Nov. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904137

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to Thomas Jefferson, 1823 Mar. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904144

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Wm. T. Benton, 1825 June 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904141

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to President Monroe, 1827 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904139

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. J.M. Hughes, 1799 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904136

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thomas L. Lockwood, 1824 Oct. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904140

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. J.M. Hughes, [n.d.] Monday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904135

From the description of Autograph note in the third person : to Henry Wheaton, 1817 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904143

Governor of N.Y. State, U.S. Senator, and Candidate for U.S. President.

From the description of Letter, 1825 February 1. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 122519500

Lawyer, politician, Governor of New York State.

From the description of Letter, 1787 January 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629337

Born in Napanock, N.Y., Mar. 2, 1769; grad. from Columbia College, 1789; studied law; private secretary to his uncle, Gov. George Clinton, 1790-95; state Representatives, 1797; state Senator 1798-1802, 1806-1811; U.S. Senator, Democrat, Feb. 9, 1802-Nov. 11, 1803; mayor of New York City, 1803-1807, 1810-11, 1813-14; Lieutenant Governor of New York State, 1811-13; Govorner, 1817-1821, 1825-28; initiated Erie canal, 1815; was for several years commissioner; died in Albany, New York, Feb. 11, 1828. (from Biog. Cong. Dir.) (Blue index cards)

From the description of DeWitt Clinton letter, 1827 June 27. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 316515923

Mayor of New York City, Governor of New York, U.S. Senator.

From the description of Family papers, 1783-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524815

New York state Republican leader. Four times mayor of New York City; governor of New York 1817-1821, 1825-1828; leading promoter of Erie Canal.

From the description of ALS, 1822 Apr. 8, Albany, to the New York Assembly. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540655

U.S. senator, 1802-1803; mayor of New York City, 1803-1815; governor of New York State, 1817-1823, 1825-1828.

From the description of Letters, passport, and message to the Assembly, 1817-1828. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56843735

Dewitt Clinton went on from serving as Mayor of New York City to becoming Governor of New York State and was instrumental in bringing about the construction of the Erie Canal.

From the description of License for William Van Hook to practice law, 1803 November 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778054934

Politician, Governor of New York State. Clinton served in the New York State Legislature and was active in the state canal commission. Upon election as governor, Clinton authorized the construction of the Erie Canal. Clinton was also active in cultural affairs and was a founder of the New York Historical Society and the Literary and Philosophical Society. He died in Albany, N.Y. in 1828.

From the description of Papers, 1818-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536709

United States senator, 1802-1803; Mayor of New York City, 1803-1815 (except for 1807-1808 and 1810-1811); Governor of New York State, 1817-1821 and 1825-1828.

From the guide to the DeWitt Clinton papers, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Mayor of New York City and governor of New York State.

From the description of Diaries, 1777-1828 (bulk 1802-1828). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58661972

From the description of Memorial of the citizens of New York, in favour of a canal navigation between the Great Western Lakes and the tide-waters of the Hudson : manuscript, [1816?]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58662004

United States Senator, 1802-1803; Mayor of New York City, 1803-1815 (except for 1807-1808 and 1810-1811); Governor of New York State, 1817-1821 and 1825-1828.

From the description of Papers, 1790-1835. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626573

New York politician, statesman, naturalist, and historian.

In 1817 Clinton was elected governor of the state of New York and also president of the New-York Historical Society, which he had helped to found. Interested in the history and traditions of New York Indians, Clinton published his Memoir of the Antiquities of the Western Parts of the State of New York in 1820.

From the description of Correspondence : Albany, [N.Y.], to John Pintard, New York, [N.Y.], 1817-1818. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34333363

DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) was an eminent New York politician who was instrumental in the passing of landmark legislation and the building of the Erie Canal. He was a United States Senator from 1802 to 1803; Mayor of New York City for the majority of the period of 1803 to 1815; and Governor of New York from 1817 to 1821 and 1825 to 1828 (1).

Leffert Lefferts (1774-1847) was a Bedford lawyer and later a Kings County judge.

John Wyckoff was Kings County Sheriff from 1825 to 1828.

Sources: New York Public Library. "DeWitt Clinton papers, 1790-1835." Accessed June 18, 2010. http://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11343708

From the guide to the DeWitt Clinton papers, 1826-1827, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

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