Robert Denniston was an American lawyer and politician. He was the son of Prudence Morrison Denniston. On September 24, 1823, he married Julianna Howell. Afterwards he married Mary Scott, they had five sons and six daughters, he served as an officer of the New York State Militia and as a Justice of the Peace in Blooming Grove. He was appointed by Governor William L. Marcy a judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Orange County He was a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly in 1835, 1839 and 1840, he was a member of the New York State Senate from 1841 to 1847, sitting in the 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th, 69th and 70th New York State Legislatures. In the Senate, he was Chairman of the Committee on Canals; as a Republican, he ran for New York State Comptroller in 1857 but was defeated by Democrat Sanford E. Church, he ran again in 1859 and was elected, being in office from 1860 to 1861. Bio from History of The Town of New Windsor, Orange County, N. Y. by Edward M. Ruttenber, at netcom Obit from Albany Evening Journal, in NYT on December 8, 1867 Political Graveyard Political Graveyard Google Book The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough
James A. Wendell
James Augustus Wendell was an American politician. He did not finish. Instead, he worked as a clerk at the Fort Plain National Bank. In 1894 he remained there for the rest of his life. For ten years he was Deputy Comptroller and in 1920 was elected New York State Comptroller on the Republican ticket. At the time, he was the first state cabinet officer, a career employee of his department. In 1920, his predecessor Eugene M. Travis and bond broker Albert L. Judson were indicted on charges of grand larceny, it was charged that Travis as Comptroller and Wendell as Deputy Comptroller had bought from Judson bonds at prices above the market for the State Sinking Fund, so caused the loss of $230,000 for the State. The charges were dismissed in October 1921 because of lack of evidence to show criminal intent, he died of apoplexy. His father's obit in NYT on June 20, 1915 The indictments, in NYT on December 30, 1920 The impending prosecution, in NYT on April 7, 1921 The trial continues, questions of jurisdiction, in NYT on June 28, 1921 Charges dismissed, in NYT on October 7, 1921 Obit in NYT on May 11, 1922
Martin H. Glynn
Martin Henry Glynn was an American politician. He was the 40th Governor of New York from 1913 to 1914, the first Irish American Roman Catholic head of government of what was the most populated state of the United States. Glynn was born in the town of Kinderhook, N. Y. and grew up in one of Kinderhook's villages. He was the son of Ann Scanlon, who were both born in Ireland, he graduated from Fordham University in 1894 studied at Albany Law School of Union University, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1897. From 1896 on, he wrote for the Albany Times-Union daily newspaper, becoming its editor and owner. In 1898, Fordham awarded Glynn the honorary degree of master of arts. Over the course of his career, Glynn received honorary LL. D. degrees from Fordham, Syracuse and Union Universities. Glynn was elected as a Democrat to the 56th United States Congress, served from March 4, 1899 to March 3, 1901; when he took his seat at age 26, Glynn was the youngest member of the House. He was New York State Comptroller from 1907 to 1908, elected in 1906, but defeated for re-election in 1908 by Republican Charles H. Gaus.
He was elected Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1912 on the ticket with William Sulzer, succeeded to the governorship upon Sulzer's impeachment and removal from office in 1913. He was the first Catholic New York governor, but was defeated for re-election by Charles S. Whitman in 1914, he was a delegate to the 1924 Democratic National Conventions. As the keynote speaker at the 1916 National Democratic Convention, Glynn delivered one of his most famous speeches, praising the accomplishments of President Woodrow Wilson and the platform of the Democratic Party. Martin Glynn had an interest in Irish-American affairs. Glynn committed suicide by gunshot in 1924, after having suffered throughout his adult life from chronic back pain caused by a spinal injury. Though the cause of death was listed on his death certificate, the local media reported that Glynn died of heart trouble; the true story of his death was publicized in Dominick Lizzi's 1994 biography. He was buried at the St. Agnes Cemetery in New York.
Glynn's article "The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!" was published in the October 31, 1919, issue of The American Hebrew. Glynn referred to these conditions as a potential "holocaust" and asserted that "six million Jewish men and women are starving across the seas". Robert N. Proctor says that " oddity has been exploited by Holocaust deniers but is a remarkable coincidence and nothing more." Glynn Ill in Germany, May Decline Office.
Otto Goodell Kelsey was an American lawyer and politician. He was born on November 11, 1852, in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, the son of Wisconsin State Senator Charles S. Kelsey and Lucretia Parson Kelsey, he became a printer studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1875, practiced law in Geneseo, Livingston County, New York. He was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly in 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1902. In November 1902, he was unexpectedly defeated. Subsequently his party friends forced Theodore P. Gilman to resign the office of First Deputy Comptroller, had Kelsey appointed to the post; when Comptroller Nathan Lewis Miller was appointed to the New York Supreme Court, Kelsey was appointed New York State Comptroller to fill the vacancy, was elected at the New York state election, 1904, to succeed himself. On May 2, 1906, Kelsey was appointed by Governor Frank W. Higgins to a three-year term as Superintendent of Insurance, resigned the comptrollership.
Early in 1907, Governor Charles Evans Hughes asked Kelsey to resign. The governor asked the New York State Senate to remove Kelsey on the ground that "while honest he utterly lacks in force and initiative", but after a lengthy hearing in the Judicial Committee, Kelsey was upheld by a vote of 27 to 24 on May 3, 1907. Governor Hughes appointed Matthew C. Fleming a Special Commissioner to examine the Insurance Department, on February 2, 1908, Fleming declared Kelsey "unfit for the office" in his report to the State Senate, but Kelsey was maintained in office by an larger majority. Kelsey resigned from the Insurance Department to be re-appointed First Deputy Comptroller by Charles H. Gaus on January 1, 1909, acted as Comptroller after Gaus's death until the appointment, on November 11, of Clark Williams to fill the vacancy. A week Kelsey was forced to resign as First Deputy Comptroller, he died on August 20, 1934, in Perry, Wyoming County, New York, after complications from a fall, was buried in Geneseo.
Congressman William H. Kelsey and Wisconsin State Senator Edwin B. Kelsey were his uncles; the Rapid Transit Bill, mentioning Chairman Kelsey with wrong middle initial "C.", in NYT on April 12, 1901 Speculation about Gilman's imminent resignation, in NYT on December 29, 1902 Denial of Gilman's resignation in NYT on December 30, 1902 The speculation about Gilman's resignation continues, in NYT on January 13, 1903 Gilman resigned, in NYT on January 16, 1903 Appointed Supt. of Insurance, in NYT on May 3, 1906 Kelsey at work, denying resignation, in NYT on January 20, 1907 His fight to stay in office, in NYT on February 13, 1907 Vote in the state senate 27 to 24 for Kelsey, in NYT on May 3, 1907 The report on Kelsey's receivership at the Republic Savings and Loan Association, in NYT on January 3, 1908 The Fleming Report, in NYT on February 3, 1908 His re-appointment, in NYT on December 15, 1908 Kelsey with middle initial H. in NYT on December 25, 1908 Acting Comptroller between death of Gaus and appointment of successor, in NYT on November 11, 1909 His resignation, in NYT on November 20, 1909 Obit in NYT on August 21, 1934 "Gossip About People of Note" in Old newspaper, of 1906 with short bio of Kelsey His mother's burial record, from West Perry Cemetery, at RootsWeb Members of the Wisconsin Legislature
New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Frank Campbell was an American banker and politician. He was the son of Frances Fowler Campbell, he was educated at Trenton, New Jersey. In 1879, he married Mary Louise Willson, their son was Willson R. Campbell. With his brother Clarence he founded the Campbell Brothers Bank in Bath in 1880. After dissolving the partnership, he organized the Farmers & Mechanics Bank of Bath, of which he was Cashier until 1922, President until his death; as a Democrat he was New York State Comptroller from 1892 to 1893, elected in 1891 but defeated for re-election in 1893. He was a delegate to the 1892 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, he was Chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee from 1898 to 1904. The History of New York State at www.usgennet.org The History of New York State edited by Dr. James Sullivan, at usgennet The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Campbell, E to F at politicalgraveyard.com Political Graveyard
Erastus C. Knight
Erastus Cole Knight was an American businessman and politician. He attended Public School 16 and 14, graduated from Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo. Afterwards, he worked for the Bell Brothers wholesale produce house, went on the road as a salesman for them; the produce business interested Knight and he founded Knight, Lennox & Co. with William C. Lennox in 1880. On May 14, 1881, he married Mary Elizabeth Cowles, their daughter was Gertrude Knight who married Assemblyman Herbert B. Shonk. After dissolving the partnership with Lennox in 1887, Knight established a real estate and insurance business. In 1892 he formed with Oliver A. Jenkins the construction company of Knight. Knight was a partner in the firm Sloan, Cowles & Co. proprietors of excursion steamers and summer resorts. He entered politics as a Republican and was a supervisor of Buffalo from 1889 to 1894, was Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in the latter year, he was Buffalo City Comptroller from 1895 to 1900, re-elected in 1898 on the Democratic ticket.
He was New York State Comptroller in 1901, elected after the incumbent William J. Morgan, re-nominated at the Republican state convention, died unexpectedly and Knight was substituted on the ticket; as sitting State Comptroller he ran for Mayor of Buffalo in November 1900, was elected, serving from 1902 to 1905. He was an alternate delegate to the 1904 Republican National Convention, he returned to his private business. In 1903 he had opened a coal company with the E. C. & G. L. Knight Company. In 1905, he organized the Isle of Pines Company, a fruit exporting business, became its president. In 1920 he moved to New York City. In August 1923 he broke his hip, he never recovered from it, although surgery was tried, it was unsuccessful. On September 3, 1923, Knight died at his home in the Hotel Pennsylvania, was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo; the Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Knight at politicalgraveyard.com Political Graveyard Buffalo election, in NYT on November 6, 1901 His resignation as Comptroller, in NYT on December 29, 1901 The Mayor's of Buffalo, New York -Erastus C.
Knight at www.buffalonian.com Mayors of Buffalo, at The Buffalonian