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French ancestry Politicians in New York

George B. Agnew George Bliss Agnew (1868-1941) — also known as George B. Agnew — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1868. Republican. Stockbroker; director of mining companies and railroads; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1900 (alternate), 1904 (alternate), 1908; member of New York state assembly from New York County 27th District, 1903-06; member of New York state senate 17th District, 1907-10. Presbyterian. English, French Huguenot, Scottish, and Scotch-Irish ancestry. Member, Union League; Sons of the Revolution. Died, of pneumonia, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 21, 1941 (age about 72 years). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Gifford Agnew and Mary Hervey (Bliss) Agnew; married 1908 to Emily D. Gruban.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1907
  Edward Theodore Bartlett (1841-1910) — also known as Edward T. Bartlett — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, N.Y., June 14, 1841. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1891; judge of New York Court of Appeals, 1894-1910; died in office 1910. French and English ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Union League. Died, of heart disease, in Albany Hospital, Albany, Albany County, N.Y., May 3, 1910 (age 68 years, 323 days). Interment somewhere in Skaneateles, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Levi Bartlett (physician) and Harriette Elizabeth (Hopkins) Bartlett; great-grandson of Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Horace Boies Horace Boies (1827-1923) — of Hamburg, Erie County, N.Y.; Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa; Palermo Township, Grundy County, Iowa; Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Aurora, Erie County, N.Y., December 7, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1857; Governor of Iowa, 1890-94; defeated, 1893; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1892; candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 3rd District, 1902. French and English ancestry. Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 4, 1923 (age 95 years, 118 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Heber Boies (1795-1873) and Ester 'Hattie' (Henshaw) Boies (1798-1852); married, May 10, 1848, to Adella King (died 1855); married 1858 to Versalia M. Barber; father of Herbert B. Boies; second cousin twice removed of David Henshaw; third cousin once removed of Amos Gustine (1789-1844) and Andrew Isbell Henshaw; third cousin twice removed of Charles Pennell Crosby.
  Political family: Henshaw-Torrey family of Claiborne, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Frederick W. Hossfeld
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, October 1902
  George E. Brassard (1867-1944) — of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Born in New York, 1867. Hotel manager; freight house worker, New York Central Railroad; Socialist candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 31st District, 1932; American Labor candidate for New York state assembly from St. Lawrence County 1st District, 1940. French Canadian ancestry. Died in 1944 (age about 77 years). Interment at Ogdensburg Cemetery, Ogdensburg, N.Y.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John B. Brisbin (1827-1898) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born in Schuylerville, Saratoga County, N.Y., January 10, 1827. Democrat. Lawyer; member Minnesota territorial council 2nd District, 1856-57; President of the Minnesota Territorial Council, 1856-57; mayor of St. Paul, Minn., 1857-58; member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 21, 1863. French and Scottish ancestry. Died in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 22, 1898 (age 71 years, 71 days). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
  See also Minnesota Legislator record
  Alphonso P. Clearwater (b. 1848) — of Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in West Point, Orange County, N.Y., 1848. Republican. Lawyer; Ulster County District Attorney, 1878-86; Ulster County Judge, 1890-98; Justice of New York Supreme Court; appointed 1898; member, New York State Probation Commission, 1909; delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1915. Dutch and French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Farm Bureau. Burial location unknown.
S. J. Conklin Sylvester Jones Conklin (b. 1829) — also known as S. J. Conklin — of Waterloo, Jefferson County, Wis.; Watertown, Codington County, Dakota Territory (now S.Dak.). Born in Penn Yan, Yates County, N.Y., May 5, 1829. Republican. Shoemaker; member of Wisconsin state assembly, 1859, 1869; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1868; newspaper publisher; Adjutant General of South Dakota, 1901-03. Dutch, Welsh, and French ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1848 to Maria Wait; married 1884 to Mattie Greenslate; married 1895 to Anna Duff.
  Image source: South Dakota Legislative Manual, 1903
  Frederic René Coudert (1832-1903) — also known as Frederic R. Coudert — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 1, 1832. Democrat. Lawyer; government director, 1885-88, and receiver, 1892-98, of Union Pacific Railroad; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1896. Catholic. French ancestry. Died, from heart and liver troubles, in Washington, D.C., December 20, 1903 (age 71 years, 294 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Coudert; married to Elizabeth McCredy; grandfather of Frederic René Coudert, Jr. (1898-1972).
  Political family: Coudert-Catlin-Tracy family of New York City, New York.
  Charles Henry Delavan (1810-1892) — also known as Charles H. Delavan — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Sing Sing (now Ossining), Westchester County, N.Y., July 23, 1810. Hardware business; insurance broker; U.S. Consul in Sydney, 1842-48; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in SAINT Thomas, 1849-50. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Sons of the Revolution. Died, of heart failure, in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 9, 1892 (age 81 years, 261 days). Entombed at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Delavan (1757-1835) and Eliza (Johnston) Delavan (1776-1817).
  Cornelius M. Demarest (1803-1899) — of Nanuet, Rockland County, N.Y.; Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Nanuet, Rockland County, N.Y., August 28, 1803. Democrat. Tanner; currier; member of New York state assembly from Rockland County, 1843. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., February 18, 1899 (age 95 years, 174 days). Interment at Nanuet True Reformed Church Cemetery, Nanuet, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Matthew Demarest (1765-1855) and Hannah (Bogert) Demarest (1765-1848); married to Bridget Blauvelt (1808-1850); first cousin of Abraham J. Demarest; first cousin twice removed of John Dewitt Blauvelt; fourth cousin once removed of Andrew H. Demarest (1844-1896).
  Political family: Demarest family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
Chauncey M. Depew Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1834-1928) — also known as Chauncey M. Depew — of Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y., April 23, 1834. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Westchester County 3rd District, 1862-63; secretary of state of New York, 1864-65; Westchester County Clerk, 1867; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1868, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920 (speaker), 1924; Liberal Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1872; president, later chairman, New York Central Railroad; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1888; U.S. Senator from New York, 1899-1911. French Huguenot, Dutch, and English ancestry. Member, Union League; Society of the Cincinnati; Skull and Bones. Died, of bronchial pneumonia, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 5, 1928 (age 93 years, 348 days). Entombed at Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt town, Westchester County, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Depew (1800-1869) and Martha Minot (Mitchell) Depew (1810-1885); married, November 9, 1871, to Elise Hegeman (1848-1893); married, December 28, 1901, to May Palmer; second great-grandnephew of Roger Sherman; second cousin twice removed of Roger Sherman Baldwin, Sherman Day, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, William Maxwell Evarts and George Frisbie Hoar; second cousin four times removed of Aaron Burr; third cousin once removed of Simeon Eben Baldwin, Rockwood Hoar, Sherman Hoar, Maxwell Evarts and Arthur Outram Sherman (1864-?); third cousin twice removed of Charles Robert Sherman; third cousin thrice removed of Reuben Bostwick Heacock; fourth cousin of John Frederick Addis and Roger Sherman Hoar; fourth cousin once removed of John Adams Dix, Charles Taylor Sherman, William Tecumseh Sherman, Lampson Parker Sherman, John Sherman, John Stanley Addis and Archibald Cox.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The village of Depew, New York, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  John M. DePuy (1837-1907) — of Taney County, Mo. Born in Ulster County, N.Y., March 23, 1837. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Taney County, 1905-07; died in office 1907. French Huguenot and Scottish ancestry. Died in Jefferson City, Cole County, Mo., March 3, 1907 (age 69 years, 345 days). Interment at Edwards Cemetery, Kirbyville, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of John M. DePuy (1787-1867) and Caroline (Russell) DePuy (1803-1862).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac De Riemer (c.1666-1729) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born about 1666. Mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1700-01. Dutch and French Huguenot ancestry. Died February 23, 1729 (age about 63 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pieter De Riemer and Susanna (de Forest) De Riemer; nephew of Cornelius Van Steenwyk (1626-1684).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Thomas Edmund Dewey (1902-1971) — also known as Thomas E. Dewey — of Pawling, Dutchess County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich., March 24, 1902. Republican. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1933; New York County District Attorney, 1937-41; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1940; Governor of New York, 1943-55; defeated, 1938; candidate for President of the United States, 1944, 1948; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952 (speaker), 1956. Episcopalian. English and French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations; Farm Bureau; Grange; Phi Mu Alpha; Phi Delta Phi. Died, from a heart attack, in his room at the Seaview Hotel, Bal Harbor, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla., March 16, 1971 (age 68 years, 357 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of George Martin Dewey and Anne Louise 'Annie' (Thomas) Dewey (1877-1954); married, June 16, 1928, to Frances Eileen Hutt (1903-1970; grandniece of Jefferson Finis Davis); nephew of Edmond Otis Dewey; first cousin four times removed of David Waterman; second cousin thrice removed of Thomas Glasby Waterman; second cousin five times removed of Luther Waterman and Joshua Coit (1758-1798); third cousin thrice removed of John Hall Brockway; fourth cousin once removed of James Gillespie Blaine III.
  Political families: Roosevelt family of New York City, New York; Saltonstall-Davis-Frelinghuysen-Appleton family of Massachusetts; Waterman-Huntington family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Conger-Hungerford family; Chandler-Hale family of Portland, Maine; Abbott family of Salinas, California; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Dewey-Blaine-Coit-Huntington family of Connecticut; Porter-Kelsey family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Herbert Brownell, Jr. — Charles C. Wing — Martin T. Manton — Herman Methfessel
  The Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, which runs through Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Greene, Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Monroe, Genesee, Erie, and Chautauqua counties in New York, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books about Thomas E. Dewey: Mary M. Stolberg, Fighting Organized Crime : Politics, Justice, and the Legacy of Thomas E. Dewey — Barry K. Beyer, Thomas E. Dewey, 1937-1947 : A Study in Political Leadership — Richard Norton Smith, Thomas E. Dewey and His Times — Scott Farris, Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation — David Pietrusza, 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America
  Clarence Douglas Dillon (1909-2003) — also known as C. Douglas Dillon; Clarence Douglass Dillon — of Far Hills, Somerset County, N.J. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, of American parents, August 21, 1909. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; financier; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1952 (alternate), 1968; U.S. Ambassador to France, 1953-57; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1961-65. Scottish, French, Swedish, and Jewish ancestry. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Society of Colonial Wars. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 6, 1989. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 10, 2003 (age 93 years, 142 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Anne McEldin (Douglass) Dillon (1881-1961) and Clarence Dillon (1882-1979; financier); married, March 10, 1931, to Phyllis Chess Ellsworth; married 1983 to Susan Sage.
  Dillon House (offices, built 1965), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Livingston Farrand (1867-1939) — of Ithaca, Tompkins County, N.Y.; Brewster, Putnam County, N.Y. Born in Newark, Essex County, N.J., June 14, 1867. Physician; anthropologist; psychologist; university professor; president, University of Colorado, 1914-19; chairman, Central Committee of the American Red Cross, 1919-21; president, Cornell University, 1921-37; elected (Wet) delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment 1933, but did not serve. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, American Public Health Association; American Psychological Association. Died, of pneumonia, in New York Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 8, 1939 (age 72 years, 147 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Ashbel Farrand and Louise (Wilson) Farrand; married, February 1, 1901, to Margaret K. Carleton.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
John C. Fremont John Charles Frémont (1813-1890) — also known as "The Pathfinder"; "The Champion of Freedom" — Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., January 21, 1813. Republican. Explorer; Military Governor of California, 1847; arrested for mutiny, 1847; court-martialed; found guilty of mutiny, disobedience, and conduct prejudicial to order; penalty remitted by Pres. James K. Polk; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-51; candidate for President of the United States, 1856; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1878-81; speaker, Republican National Convention, 1888. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Died, of peritonitis, in a hotel room at New York, New York County, N.Y., July 13, 1890 (age 77 years, 173 days). Original interment at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.; reinterment in 1891 at Rockland Cemetery, Nyack, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jean Charles Frémont and Ann Whiting (Pryor) Frémont; married, October 19, 1841, to Jessie Benton (daughter of Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858)).
  Political families: Benton family; Breckinridge-Preston-Cabell-Henry family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Selah Hill
  Fremont County, Colo., Fremont County, Idaho, Fremont County, Iowa and Fremont County, Wyo. are named for him.
  Fremont Peak, in Monterey County and San Benito County, California, is named for him.  — Fremont Peak, in Coconino County, Arizona, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, California, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Ohio, is named for him.  — The city of Fremont, Nebraska, is named for him.
  Politician named for him: John F. Hill
  Campaign slogan (1856): "Free Soil, Free Men, Fremont."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books by John C. Fremont: Memoirs of My Life and Times
  Books about John C. Fremont: Tom Chaffin, Pathfinder: John Charles Fremont and the Course of American Empire — David Roberts, A Newer World : Kit Carson, John C. Fremont and the Claiming of the American West — Andrew Rolle, John Charles Fremont: Character As Destiny
  Image source: Life and Work of James G. Blaine (1893)
  Robert Walton Goelet (1880-1941) — also known as Robert W. Goelet; Bertie Goelet — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 19, 1880. Republican. One of New York's wealthiest men, he inherited $60 million by 1902; director of banks, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Corporation, and the Union Pacific Railroad; Presidential Elector for Rhode Island, 1908; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1932, 1936. French Huguenot ancestry. Died, of a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 2, 1941 (age 61 years, 44 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Goelet (born 1841) and Harriette Louise (Warren) Goelet; married, January 25, 1921, to Anne Guestier; first cousin once removed of Elbridge Thomas Gerry and Peter Goelet; second cousin of Peter Goelet Gerry (1879-1957).
  Political family: Gerry family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Abraham Oakey Hall (1826-1898) — also known as A. Oakey Hall; "Elegant Oakey" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., July 26, 1826. Republican. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1869-72; indicted and tried in 1871-73 on charges of covering up corruption during his mayoralty; acquitted. Presbyterian; later Catholic. English, Welsh, and French ancestry. Died, of heart disease, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 7, 1898 (age 72 years, 73 days). Entombed at Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, N.Y.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) — also known as "Alexander the Coppersmith" — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Charles Town, Nevis, January 11, 1757. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1782; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1786-87; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from New York County, 1788; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1789-95. Episcopalian. Scottish and French ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Society of the Cincinnati. Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1915. Shot and mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804, and died the next day in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 12, 1804 (age 47 years, 183 days). Interment at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.; statue at Treasury Building Grounds, Washington, D.C.; statue at Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of James Hamilton and Rachel (Faucette) Hamilton; married, December 14, 1780, to Elizabeth Schuyler (1757-1854; daughter of Philip John Schuyler; sister of Philip Jeremiah Schuyler); father of Alexander Hamilton, Jr., James Alexander Hamilton (1788-1878) and William Stephen Hamilton; great-grandfather of Robert Ray Hamilton; second great-grandfather of Laurens M. Hamilton; ancestor *** of Robert Hamilton Woodruff.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Cross-reference: Nathaniel Pendleton — Robert Troup — John Tayler — William P. Van Ness
  Hamilton counties in Fla., Ill., Ind., Kan., Neb., N.Y., Ohio and Tenn. are named for him.
  The city of Hamilton, Ohio, is named for him.  — Hamilton Hall (dormitory, built 1926), at Harvard University Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: Alexander H. BuellAlexander H. HolleyHamilton FishAlexander H. StephensAlexander H. BullockAlexander H. BaileyAlexander H. RiceAlexander Hamilton JonesAlexander H. WatermanAlexander H. CoffrothAlexander H. DudleyAlexander H. RevellAlexander Hamilton HargisAlexander Hamilton PhillipsAlex Woodle
  Coins and currency: His portrait appears on the U.S. $10 bill; from the 1860s to the 1920s, his portrait also appeared on U.S. notes and certificates of various denominations from $2 to $1,000.
  Personal motto: "Do it better yet."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Alexander Hamilton: Richard Brookhiser, Alexander Hamilton, American — Forrest McDonald, Alexander Hamilton: A Biography — Gertrude Atherton, Conqueror : Dramatized Biography of Alexander Hamilton — Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton — Thomas Fleming, Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America — Arnold A. Rogow, A Fatal Friendship: Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr — Willard Sterne Randall, Alexander Hamilton: A Life — John Harper, American Machiavelli : Alexander Hamilton and the Origins of U.S. Foreign Policy — Stephen F. Knott, Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth — Charles Cerami, Young Patriots: The Remarkable Story of Two Men. Their Impossible Plan and The Revolution That Created The Constitution — Donald Barr Chidsey, Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Jefferson
  Critical books about Alexander Hamilton: Thomas DiLorenzo, Hamilton's Curse : How Jefferson's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution -- and What It means for Americans Today
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1957)
  Abraham Hasbrouck (1707-1791) — of Ulster County, N.Y. Born in New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y., August 21, 1707. Member of New York state assembly from Ulster County, 1781-82. French Huguenot and Dutch ancestry. Died in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., November 10, 1791 (age 84 years, 81 days). Interment at Old Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hasbrouck (1683-1724) and Elsje (Schoonmaker) Hasbrouck (1685-1764); married to Catharine Bruyn (1720-1793); father of Joseph Hasbrouck (1743-1808); grandfather of Abraham Joseph Hasbrouck and Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck; granduncle of Jacob Hasbrouck DeWitt; first cousin thrice removed of Abraham Elting Hasbrouck and Solomon Hasbrouck; second cousin twice removed of Abraham A. Deyo; second cousin thrice removed of Abraham A. Deyo, Jr.; second cousin five times removed of Israel Tripp Deyo.
  Political family: DeWitt-Bruyn-Hasbrouck-Kellogg family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ernest I. Hatfield (b. 1890) — of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y. Born in Mt. Pleasant town, Westchester County, N.Y., April, 1890. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; farmer; member of New York state assembly, 1943-47 (Dutchess County 2nd District 1943-44, Dutchess County 1945-47); resigned 1947; member of New York state senate, 1948-64 (33rd District 1948-54, 35th District 1955-64). French and English ancestry. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar; Grotto; Exchange Club. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Gilbert Joshua Hatfield (1836-1922) and Adele Maria (Ledeley) Hatfield (1849-1924); second cousin twice removed of Abraham Hatfield (1801-1876); fourth cousin once removed of Frank M. Brundage.
  Political families: Hatch family of Connecticut; Cornell family of New York; Hatfield-Cornell-Woolsey family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Abram Stevens Hewitt (1822-1903) — also known as Abram S. Hewitt — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Haverstraw, Rockland County, N.Y., July 31, 1822. Democrat. School teacher; lawyer; early manufacturer of wrought iron; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1875-79, 1881-87; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1876; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1880; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1887-88. English and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Ringwood, Passaic County, N.J., January 18, 1903 (age 80 years, 171 days). Interment at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Hewitt (1777-1857) and Ann (Gurnee) Hewitt (1784-1870); married 1855 to Sarah Amelia Cooper (daughter of Peter Cooper; sister of Edward Cooper); father of Edward Ringwood Hewitt (1866-1957; son-in-law of James Mitchell Ashley (1824-1896)).
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Abram S. Hewitt (built 1943, sunk 1964) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Evelyn West Hughan (1871-1947) — also known as Evelyn W. Hughan — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March, 1871. Socialist. Stenographer; publishing executive; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 3rd District, 1927, 1933; candidate for New York state senate 13th District, 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1932. Female. Scottish, English, and French ancestry. Member, War Resisters League. Died, in the Wood Nursing Home, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 12, 1947 (age 76 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Samuel Hughan (1837-1896) and Margaret (West) Hughan (died 1921); sister of Jessie Wallace Hughan (1875-1955).
  Jessie Wallace Hughan (1875-1955) — also known as Jessie W. Hughan — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 25, 1875. Socialist. School teacher; candidate for New York state assembly, 1914 (Kings County 11th District), 1927 (New York County 10th District), 1932 (New York County 10th District), 1933 (New York County 10th District), 1936 (New York County 6th District), 1938 (New York County 6th District); candidate for secretary of state of New York, 1918; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1920; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1922 (16th District), 1924 (17th District), 1928 (15th District), 1934 (15th District); candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1926. Female. Scottish, English, and French ancestry. Member, Alpha Omicron Pi; War Resisters League; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 10, 1955 (age 79 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Daughter of Samuel Hughan (1837-1896) and Margaret (West) Hughan (died 1921); sister of Evelyn West Hughan (1871-1947).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Frederick Jay (1747-1799) — also known as Fady Jay — of New York County, N.Y. Born April 19, 1747. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1777-83. French Huguenot and Dutch ancestry. Died December 14, 1799 (age 52 years, 239 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre 'Peter' Jay (1704-1782) and Mary (Van Cortlandt) Jay (1705-1777); brother of James Jay and John Jay; uncle of Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843) and William Jay; grandson of Jacobus Van Cortlandt; grandnephew of Stephanus Van Cortlandt; granduncle of John Jay II; second great-granduncle of Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933); second cousin of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Volkert Petrus Douw, Nicholas Bayard, Philip P. Schuyler, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Pieter Schuyler, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Matthew Clarkson, Killian Killian Van Rensselaer, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and Hamilton Fish (1808-1893); second cousin twice removed of Leonard Gansevoort (1751-1810), Leonard Gansevoort, Jr., Peter Samuel Schuyler, Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, James Alexander Hamilton, Philip Schuyler, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); second cousin thrice removed of Peter Gansevoort, Edward Livingston, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, James Adams Ekin, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991); second cousin four times removed of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Robert Ray Hamilton, John Sluyter Wirt, Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Charles Ludlow Livingston and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996); second cousin five times removed of John Eliot Thayer, Jr., Bronson Murray Cutting, Brockholst Livingston, Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Jay (1732-1815) — also known as "Sir James Jay" — of New York. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 16, 1732. Physician; member of New York state senate Southern District, 1778-82. French Huguenot and Dutch ancestry. Knighted by King George III, 1763. Died October 20, 1815 (age 83 years, 4 days). Interment at Jay Family Cemetery, Rye, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre 'Peter' Jay (1704-1782) and Mary (Van Cortlandt) Jay (1705-1777); brother of John Jay and Frederick Jay; uncle of Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843) and William Jay; grandson of Jacobus Van Cortlandt; grandnephew of Stephanus Van Cortlandt; granduncle of John Jay II; second great-granduncle of Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933); second cousin of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Volkert Petrus Douw, Nicholas Bayard, Philip P. Schuyler, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Pieter Schuyler, Henry Brockholst Livingston, Matthew Clarkson, Killian Killian Van Rensselaer, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and Hamilton Fish (1808-1893); second cousin twice removed of Leonard Gansevoort (1751-1810), Leonard Gansevoort, Jr., Peter Samuel Schuyler, Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, James Alexander Hamilton, Philip Schuyler, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); second cousin thrice removed of Peter Gansevoort, Edward Livingston, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, James Adams Ekin, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991); second cousin four times removed of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Robert Ray Hamilton, John Sluyter Wirt, Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Charles Ludlow Livingston and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996); second cousin five times removed of John Eliot Thayer, Jr., Bronson Murray Cutting, Brockholst Livingston, Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward.
  Political families: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York; VanRensselaer family of Albany, New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
John Jay John Jay (1745-1829) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 12, 1745. Lawyer; law partner of Robert R. Livingston; Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1774-76, 1778-79; state court judge in New York, 1777; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1779-82; delegate to New York convention to ratify U.S. constitution from New York County, 1788; received 9 electoral votes, 1789; received 5 electoral votes, 1796; received one electoral vote, 1800; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1789-95; resigned 1795; U.S. Secretary of State, 1789-90; Governor of New York, 1795-1801; defeated, 1792. Episcopalian. French Huguenot and Dutch ancestry. Died in Bedford, Westchester County, N.Y., May 17, 1829 (age 83 years, 156 days). Interment at Jay Family Cemetery, Rye, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Pierre 'Peter' Jay (1704-1782) and Mary (Van Cortlandt) Jay (1705-1777); brother of James Jay (1732-1815) and Frederick Jay; married to Sarah Van Brugh Livingston (1756-1802; daughter of William Livingston; sister-in-law of John Cleves Symmes; sister of Henry Brockholst Livingston; niece of Robert Livingston, Peter Van Brugh Livingston and Philip Livingston; first cousin of Peter Robert Livingston, Walter Livingston and Philip Peter Livingston); father of Peter Augustus Jay (1776-1843) and William Jay; grandson of Jacobus Van Cortlandt; grandfather of John Jay II; grandnephew of Stephanus Van Cortlandt; second great-grandfather of Peter Augustus Jay (1877-1933); second cousin of Stephanus Bayard, Philip John Schuyler and Stephen John Schuyler; second cousin once removed of Volkert Petrus Douw, Nicholas Bayard, Philip P. Schuyler, Jeremiah Van Rensselaer, Robert Van Rensselaer, Hendrick Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Pieter Schuyler, Killian Killian Van Rensselaer, Philip Jeremiah Schuyler and Hamilton Fish (1808-1893); second cousin twice removed of Leonard Gansevoort, Leonard Gansevoort, Jr., Peter Samuel Schuyler, Stephen Van Rensselaer, Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, Henry Walter Livingston, Philip Schuyler, James Alexander Hamilton, Nicholas Fish and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1849-1936); second cousin thrice removed of Peter Gansevoort, Edward Livingston, Henry Bell Van Rensselaer, James Adams Ekin, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1888-1991); second cousin four times removed of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, Robert Ray Hamilton, John Sluyter Wirt, Cortlandt Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Charles Ludlow Livingston and Hamilton Fish, Jr. (1926-1996); second cousin five times removed of John Eliot Thayer, Jr., Bronson Murray Cutting, Brockholst Livingston, Hamilton Fish (1951-) and Alexa Fish Ward.
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Jay County, Ind. is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: John J. WalbridgeJohn Jay JacksonJohn Jay Jackson, Jr.John Jay HartJohn J. GoodJohn Jay KnoxJohn J. KleinerJohn J. CartonJohn J. McCarthyJohn J. DormanJohn Jay HopkinsJohn J. McCloyJohn Jay JusticeJohn Jay PilarJohn Jay HookerJohn Jay LaValleJohn Jay Myers
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about John Jay: Walter Stahr, John Jay : Founding Father — Phil Webster, Can a Chief Justice Love God? The Life of John Jay
  Image source: U.S. postage stamp (1958)
  Charles Laberge — of Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y. U.S. Consular Agent in SAINT Hyacinthe, 1893; U.S. Commercial Agent (Consul) in SAINT Hyacinthe, as of 1897. French Canadian ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Frank Jacob LeFevre (1874-1941) — also known as Frank J. LeFevre — of New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y. Born in New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y., November 30, 1874. Republican. Banker; member of New York state senate 25th District, 1903-04; U.S. Representative from New York 24th District, 1905-07. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, N.J., April 29, 1941 (age 66 years, 150 days). Interment at Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob LeFever (1830-1905).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Maury (1746-1840) — of Virginia; Liverpool, England. Born in Albemarle County, Va., February 3, 1746. U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1790-1812, 1815-29. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 23, 1840 (age 94 years, 20 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James Maury (1718-1769) and Mary (Walker) Maury (1724-1798); married to Catherine Armistead and Margaret Rushton; granduncle of John Walker Maury and Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900); second great-granduncle of Fontaine Maury Maverick; third great-granduncle of Fontaine Maury Maverick, Jr.; first cousin once removed of Abram Poindexter Maury.
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Gabriel Minvielle — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bordeaux, France. Merchant; mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1684-85. French Huguenot ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
Benjamin B. Odell, Sr. Benjamin Barker Odell, Sr. (1825-1916) — also known as Benjamin B. Odell, Sr. — of Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y. Born in New Windsor, Orange County, N.Y., September 25, 1825. Republican. Restaurant owner; ice business; Orange County Sheriff, 1880-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884; mayor of Newburgh, N.Y., 1884-90, 1894-1900. Christian Reformed. French and English ancestry. Died July 21, 1916 (age 90 years, 300 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Mary Ann (Barker) Odell (1798-1879) and Isaac Odell (1799-1856); married 1850 to Ophelia Bookstaver (1824-1902); father of Benjamin Barker Odell, Jr. (1854-1926).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, December 1902
  John Upfold Pettit (1820-1881) — also known as John U. Pettit — of Wabash, Wabash County, Ind. Born in Fabius, Onondaga County, N.Y., September 11, 1820. Republican. Lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1844-45, 1865; Speaker of the Indiana State House of Representatives, 1865; circuit judge in Indiana, 1853-54, 1873-79; U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1855-61; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Episcopalian. Scottish and French ancestry. Member, Odd Fellows. Died in Wabash, Wabash County, Ind., March 21, 1881 (age 60 years, 191 days). Interment at Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Henry Corbin Pettit (1863-1913).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) — of Milford, Pike County, Pa. Born in Simsbury, Hartford County, Conn., August 11, 1865. Chief Forester of the U.S.; close confidant of President Theodore Roosevelt; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1914 (Roosevelt Progressive), 1926 (Republican primary); Governor of Pennsylvania, 1923-27, 1931-35; defeated in Republican primary, 1938. French ancestry. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Forestry Association; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Died, from leukemia, at the Harkness Pavilion, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 4, 1946 (age 81 years, 54 days). Interment at Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of James W. Pinchot and Mary (Eno) Pinchot; married 1914 to Cornelia Elizabeth Bryce (daughter of Lloyd Stephens Bryce (1851-1917)).
  Political family: Cooper-Ashley family of New York City, New York.
  The Gifford Pinchot National Forest (established 1908 as the Columbia National Forest; renamed 1949), in Skamania, Lewis, Yakima, Cowlitz, and Klickitat counties, Washington, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Books about Gifford Pinchot: Char Miller, Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism
John Pintard John Pintard (1759-1844) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 18, 1759. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1790-91. French Huguenot ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 21, 1844 (age 85 years, 34 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Pintard and Mary (Cannon) Pintard; married, November 12, 1784, to Elizabeth Brashear.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Public Library
  Louis P. Rannow (b. 1861) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 7, 1861. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 14th District, 1888. German and French ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Lucien Delabarre Sanial (1836-1927) — also known as Lucien Sanial; Lucien Delabarre — of New York, New York County, N.Y.; Northport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in France, 1836. Socialist. Newspaper reporter; Socialist Labor candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1894 (15th District), 1896 (16th District), 1898 (9th District); Socialist Labor candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1894, 1897. French ancestry. Died in Northport, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y., January 7, 1927 (age about 90 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Caroline McClenahan.
  John Morin Scott (1730-1784) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1730. Lawyer; general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York council of appointment, 1777; member of New York state senate Southern District, 1777-82; secretary of state of New York, 1778-84; died in office 1784; Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1780-82. Scottish and French Huguenot ancestry. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 14, 1784 (age about 54 years). Interment at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of John Scott (1702-1733) and Marian (Morin) Scott (1703-1755); father of Lewis Allaire Scott (1759-1798).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Albion Winegar Tourgee (1838-1905) — also known as Albion W. Tourgee — of Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C.; Denver, Colo.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Mayville, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Born in Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 2, 1838. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; newspaper editor; delegate to North Carolina state constitutional convention, 1868, 1875; superior court judge in North Carolina, 1868-75; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1878; author; U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1897-1905, died in office 1905. French Huguenot and Swiss ancestry. Died, of acute uremia, due to an infected wound, in Bordeaux, France, May 21, 1905 (age 67 years, 19 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Louisa Emma (Winegar) Tourgee and Valentine Tourgee (1814-1889); married 1863 to Emma Doiska Kilbourne; uncle of Clyde Carlos Tourgee (1876-1945).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Seymour Van Santvoord (born c.1860) — of Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., about 1860. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1908; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932. Dutch, English, and French Huguenot ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Robert Alexander Vogeler (1911-1992) — also known as Robert A. Vogeler — of Bedford, Westchester County, N.Y.; Cos Cob, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn.; Mt. Kisco, Westchester County, N.Y.; Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y. Born in Jackson Heights, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., September 6, 1911. Republican. Vice-president, International Telephone and Telegraph; arrested by the Hungarian Communist government in 1949, tortured, tried and convicted of espionage; released in 1951; honored guest, Republican National Convention, 1952. Episcopalian. German and French ancestry. Died in Horseheads, Chemung County, N.Y., April 22, 1992 (age 80 years, 229 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Willy R. Vogeler and Marie J. (Besse) Vogeler; married 1939 to Lucile Eykens (1914-1979); married, October 10, 1987, to Muriel E. Rose.
  Cross-reference: Nathaniel P. Davis
  Grover Aloysius Whalen (1886-1962) — also known as Grover A. Whalen; "The Gardenia of the Law" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 2, 1886. Democrat. New York City Police Commissioner, 1928-30; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932, 1936; president of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Irish and French Canadian ancestry. Died, from a stroke, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 20, 1962 (age 75 years, 322 days). Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: Grover Cleveland
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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