The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
New York: Continental Congress

Delegates to Continental Congress from New York, 1774-89 (May be incomplete!)
John Alsop 1774-76 Simon Boerum 1774-75 James Duane 1774-83 William Floyd 1774-77 John Haring 1774 John Jay 1774-76 Isaac Low 1774 Henry Wisner 1774-77 George Clinton 1775-76 Francis Lewis 1775 Philip Livingston 1775-78 Robert R. Livingston 1775 Lewis Morris 1775 Philip Schuyler 1775 William Duer 1777 Gouverneur Morris 1777 Philip Schuyler 1777 William Floyd 1778-83 John Jay 1778-79 Ezra L'Hommedieu 1779 Philip Schuyler 1779-80 John Morin Scott 1780-82 Alexander McDougall 1781 Alexander Hamilton 1782-83 Egbert Benson 1784-88 Walter Livingston 1784-85 Ephraim Paine 1784 Zephaniah Platt 1784 Charles De Witt 1784 John Lansing, Jr. 1785 John Laurance 1785-87 Melancton Smith 1785-87 Peter W. Yates 1786 Abraham Yates 1787-88 Leonard Gansevoort 1788 Samuel Jones 1788 Philip Pell, Jr. 1788-89 David Gelston 1789

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1778 Jun 12: Philip Livingston, died in office.
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