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Encyclopedia > Morgan Lewis (governor)
Morgan Lewis
Morgan Lewis (governor)

In office
1804 – 1807
Preceded by George Clinton
Succeeded by Daniel D Tompkins

Born October 16, 1754
New York City, New York
Died April 7, 1844
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse Gertrude Livingston

Morgan Lewis (October 16, 1754April 7, 1844) was the son of Francis Lewis. He graduated from Princeton (then the College of New Jersey) in 1773 and began to study law on the advice of his father. His studies were interrupted by military service during the Revolutionary War, and ultimately he became Quartermaster General for New York. In 1779 he married Gertrude Livingston (1757 - 1833), the daughter of Robert R. Livingston. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This is a list of the Governors of New York. ... George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician. ... Portrait of U.S. Vice President Daniel D Tompkins Daniel D[ecius?] Tompkins (June 21, 1774–June 11, 1825) was entrepreneur, jurist, Congressman, Governor of New York, and the sixth Vice President of the United States. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... NY redirects here. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Jan. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... NY redirects here. ... The Democratic-Republican party was a United States political party, which evolved early in the history of the United States. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years). ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Jan. ... Francis Lewis (March 21, 1713–December 30, 1803), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Quartermaster is a term usually referring to a military unit which specializes in supplying and provisioning troops, or to an individual who does the same. ... NY redirects here. ... 1779 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Robert R. Livingston (1718-1775) was a prominent politician, and the leading Whig in New York in his day. ...


After the war, Lewis completed his legal studies and was elected to the New York Assembly and Senate. He was New York State Attorney General and later Justice and Chief Justice on the state Supreme Court. He served as governor of New York from 1804-1807. The New York Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of New York, seated at the states capital, Albany. ... The New York State Senate is one of two houses in the New York State Legislature and has members each elected to two-year terms. ... See also Attorney General. ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ...


During the War of 1812 Lewis resumed his duties as Quartermaster General and served in western New York. Among his accomplishments were the capture of Fort George and serving as commander during the Battle of Sackets Harbor. Later he was commander of upstate New York. Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain, Canadian provincial forces First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war... Fort George is a historic military structure at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, that was the scene of several battles during the War of 1812. ... Sackets Harbor is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


Lewis helped to found New York University in New York City, where he was born and where he died. New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area...


Lewis County, New York, the Town and Village of Lewiston, New York, and the Town of Lewis in Essex County, New York have been named to honor him. Lewis County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Lewiston is a village in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 2,781 at the 2000 census. ... Lewis is a town located in Essex County, New York. ... Essex County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


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  Results from FactBites:
 
Morgan Lewis (governor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
Morgan Lewis (October 16, 1754– April 7, 1844) was the son of Francis Lewis.
Lewis helped to found New York University in New York City, where he was born and where he died.
Lewis County, New York and the Town of Lewis in Essex County, New York have been named to honor him.
Morgan Lewis (493 words)
The American politician Morgan Lewis was born in New York City on 16 October 1754, was graduated at Princeton in 1773, and studied law.
In 1776 Major Lewis was aide to General Horatio Gates, with rank of colonel and quartermaster-general of the northern army, serving throughout the campaign that terminated in the battle of Saratoga.
While governor he urged upon the legislature the necessity of national education, and under his administration a permanent fund for common schools was established, and the militia system was enlarged and rendered more efficient.
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