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Pierre Van Cortlandt
Birth: Jan. 10, 1721
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: May 1, 1814
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA

Revolutionary War Era Political Leader. He successfully operated Cortlandt Manor as a farm, brewery and manufacturing enterprise. He served in the military briefly during the Revolution. In 1777, he was head of the Kingston convention that adopted New York's constitution. A friend of Governor George Clinton, Van Cortlandt served as New York's first Lieutenant Governor, holding office from 1778 to 1795 and often acting as governor when Clinton was coordinating military efforts against the British. After leaving office he continued the operation of Cortlandt Manor. He was originally interred there, and was later reburied. Sons Philip and Pierre Jr. both served in US House. The town of Cortlandt and Cortland County are named for him. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Family links: 
  Joanna Livingston Van Cortlandt (1722 - 1808)*
  Philip Van Cortlandt (1749 - 1831)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Van Cortlandt Van Wyck (1751 - 1829)*
  Cornilia Van Cortlandt Beekman (1753 - 1847)*
  Pierre Van Cortlandt (1762 - 1848)*
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"Pierre Van Cortlandt, Late Lieut. Governor of the State of New York. President of the convention that formed the Constitution thereof, during the Revolutionary War with Great Britain. He was a Patriot of the first order, Zealous to the last for the liberties of his Country. A man of exemplary Virtues, kind as a neighbor, fond and indulgent as a parent, an honest man, ever the friend of the poor. Respected and Beloved. The simplicity of his private life was that of an ancient Patriot. He died a bright witness of that perfect Love which casts out the fear of death, putting his trust in the living God, and with full assurance of salvation in the redeeming Love of Jesus Christ. Retaining his recollection to the last, and calling upon his Savior to take him to Himself, died May 1, 1814 in his 94th year."
Hillside Cemetery
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA
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