Solomon Southwick

Solomon Southwick

Birth
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 18 Nov 1839 (aged 65)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot Lot 72, Section 14
Memorial ID 128518921 · View Source
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Newspaper Publisher and Political Organizer. He was apprenticed as a baker and trained as a commercial sailor before moving to New York City in 1791 to become a printer's apprentice. In 1792 he moved to Albany and began work on the "Albany Register," a newspaper that favored the Democratic-Republican Party. Southwick became the "Register's" Editor and Publisher, and served offices including Clerk of the New York Assembly, Clerk of the New York Senate, Albany County Sheriff, and Postmaster of Albany. He was also President of Albany's Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank. In 1812 he was charged with attempting to bribe the Speaker of the New York Assembly to secure support for a new central bank to replace the First Bank of the United States, and was acquitted. He later broke with the Democratic-Republicans over the bank issue and became first a National Republican and later an organizer of the Anti-Masonic Party, running unsuccessfully for Governor in 1822 as a National Republican and 1828 as an Anti-Mason. He was also a popular author and speech maker, and his lectures were often reproduced as pamphlets. He was buried at Albany's Episcopal Cemetery and later reinterred at Albany Rural Cemetery.


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  • Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 25 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 128518921
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Solomon Southwick (25 Dec 1773–18 Nov 1839), Find A Grave Memorial no. 128518921, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .