Leonard Gansevoort


Leonard Gansevoort Famous memorial

Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 26 Aug 1810 (aged 59)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot Section 43, Grave 7
Memorial ID 7242646 View Source

U.S. Continental Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1771 and commenced to practice law in Albany, New York. With the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he became a member of the Albany Committee, serving as treasurer and was one of the twelve deputies elected by the Albany Committee, in 1775. In addition, he served as Colonel of Light Cavalry, in the Continental Army. In 1775, he was elected to the Provincial Congress, serving until 1776, was President of New York, in 1777, was clerk of Albany County, (1777-78) and a member of the New York State Assembly, (1778-79, 88). He was elected a member of the Continental Congress, in 1788, served in the New York State Senate, (1791-93) and judge of Albany County, (1794-97). He also was appointed a Colonel in the New York Militia and was judge of the probate court from 1799, until his death at age 59.

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  • Added: 7 Mar 2003
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