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 Zephaniah Platt

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Zephaniah Platt

Birth
Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 12 Sep 1807 (aged 72)
Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA
Burial Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 12139750 View Source
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US Continental Congressman. He received a formal education, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was a member of the New York Provincial Congress (1775-77) a member of the council of safety in 1777 and served in the New York State Senate, (1777-83). He founded the town of Plattsburg, New York in 1784 and was elected to the Continental Congress in 1785, serving until 1786. After his term, he was a delegate to the New York State constitutional convention in 1788, continued the practice of law and was a regent of the New York State University from 1791, until his death at age 72.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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