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Rensselaer County
New York

Politicians who were born in Rensselaer County

  Rensselaer County (no city given): Moss Kent, 1766 — John W. North, 1815 — John J. Cassin, 1840
  Berlin: Edward W. Greenman, 1840 — Arthur Cowee, 1859
  Brunswick: William H. Lamport, 1811 — Sherman W. Eddy, 1876
  Eagle Bridge: Charles W. Larmon, 1857 — Roy G. Finch, 1884
  Greenbush (now Rensselaer): Killian K. Van Rensselaer, 1763 — Richard P. Herrick, 1791 — Ephraim Calkins, 1792
  Hoosick: John Palmer, 1785 — Samuel Beardsley, 1790 — Andrew Parsons, 1817 — George W. Palmer, 1818
  Hoosick Falls: Thomas A. Osborne, 1800 — William E. Haynes, 1829 — David M. Read, c.1833 — James R. Parsons, Jr., 1861 — William S. Conroy, 1877 — Frank A. Wilson, c.1882 — Joseph C. Riley, 1887 — Harold V. Gunnason, 1896 — Edward Cochrane McLean, 1903
  Johnsonville: John S. Lambert, 1851
  Lansingburgh (now part of Troy): Ebenezer J. Penniman, 1804 — Chauncey I. Filley, 1829 — John F. Dezendorf, 1834 — Walter H. Berry, 1860
  Nassau: Fenner Ferguson, 1814 — John A. Griswold, 1822 — Roscoe C. Waterbury, 1877
  Petersburg: Charles W. Reynolds, 1848 — Victor M. Allen, 1870
  Pittstown: Hiram P. Hunt, 1796
  Rensselaer: Robert Van Rensselaer, 1740 — Charles B. Horton, 1881 — Charles U. Bay, 1888 — Frank Murphy, 1897
  Sand Lake: John M. Gregory, 1822
  Schaghticoke: Thomas C. Ripley, 1807 — Sidney T. Holmes, 1815 — John A. Quackenbush, 1828 — Amos J. Ablett, 1852
  Schodack: John Woodworth, 1768 — George McClellan, 1856 — John S. Finch, 1889
  Stephentown: Hosea Moffitt, 1757 — Zadock Pratt, 1790 — Samuel Doty, 1795 — Amaziah B. James, 1812
  Tomhannock, Pittstown town: Burton D. Esmond, 1870
  Troy, year not specified: Christine T. Kehoe
  Troy, 1700-1799: Stephen J. Schuyler, 1737 — Jacob Collamer, 1791
  Troy, 1800-1899: Freeman Clarke, 1809 — Douglass Houghton, 1809 — Joseph M. Warren, 1813 — R. G. Buckingham, 1816 — Freeborn G. Luckey, 1819 — Charles Crocker, 1822 — John E. Warren, 1827 — John R. Fellows, 1832 — Edward Murphy, Jr., 1836 — Lucius F. Hubbard, 1836 — Charles Calvin Bowman, 1852 — Charles S. Francis, 1853 — Thomas H. Bussey, 1857 — Walter Irving McCoy, 1859 — Seymour Van Santvoord, c.1860 — John T. Norton, 1865 — George B. Starbuck, 1866 — E. Harold Cluett, 1874 — Michael F. Breen, 1875 — John F. Williams, 1885 — Edward J. Coughlin, 1887 — Thomas J. Coleman, 1890 — John H. Westbrook, 1890 — John P. Ryan, 1891 — Ogden J. Ross, 1893
  Troy, 1900-1999: George S. Fitzgerald, 1901 — Dean P. Taylor, 1902 — Willsie E. Brisbin, 1908 — Elbert G. Mathews, 1910 — William B. Fitzgerald, 1914 — Malcolm Toon, 1916 — Jay S. Hammond, 1922 — Con. G. Cholakis, 1930 — Edward W. Pattison, 1932 — Michael R. McNulty, 1947 — Christine T. Kehoe — John E. Sweeney, 1955
  West Sand Lake: Clifford C. Hastings, 1882
   See also New York birthplaces not assigned to counties.
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