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James Samuel Thomas Stranahan
Birth: Aug. 25, 1808
Death: Sep. 3, 1898

US Congressman. He was elected to represent New York's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1855 to 1857. Born in Peterboro, New York, James was considered the "Father of Prospect Park" and played a key role in virtually every great civic project in Brooklyn during the second half of the 19th century, including Ocean and Eastern Parkways and the Atlantic Docks. He was president of the Union Ferry Company, trustee of the Brooklyn Bridge, headed the Brooklyn's Parks Commission, and led the movement to unite the cities of New York and Brooklyn. A statue of Stranahan, paid for by grateful citizens, was erected at Prospect Park's north entrance before he died, where it still stands. After his death in 1898, his funeral cortege was the first ever permitted to pass through Prospect Park. (bio by: BKGenie) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Clara Harrison Stranahan (1831 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Fitch J. Stranahan (____ - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 81, Lot 1826
 
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Record added: Nov 07, 1998
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James Samuel Thomas Stranahan
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