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Encyclopedia > Pierre Van Cortlandt

Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721 - 1814) was the first Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York in the USA. He was born in New York, the son of Philip Van Cortlandt (1683 -1748) (a son of New York Mayor Stephanus Van Cortlandt) and Catherine DePeyster (a grandaugther of Johannes De Peyster— an ancestor of Abraham DePeyster and Arent Schuyler DePeyster). A great uncle Jacobus Van Cortlandt was mayor of New York City. // Events Pope Innocent XIII becomes pope Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Brandenburg Concertos April 4 - Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of Britain September 10 - Treaty of Nystad is signed, bringing an end to the Great Northern War November 2 - Peter I is proclaimed Emperor of All the Russias... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Largest city Albany New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi  (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... The Mayor of New York City is the chief executive of the New York City government, as stipulated by the Charter of the City of New York. ... Stephanus Van Cortlandt (May 7, 1643 - November 25, 1700) was the first native born mayor of New York (1677-1678; 1686-1688). ... Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...

Van Cortlandt served briefly in the colonial forces during the American Revolution in spite of efforts by British officials to ensure his loyalty to Great Britain. His primary work was to form the political structure of the state during the war. He served as head of the convention that wrote the first state constitution in Kingston, New York and then was its first Lt. Governor until 1795 with his long-time friend and associate Governor George Clinton. The American Revolution was a revolution that ended two centuries of rule in Thirteen Colonies of North America by the British Empire and created the modern United States of America. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... This page is for the Vice President George Clinton. ...

Van Cortlandt was married to Joanna-daugther of Gilbert Livingston. He died in New York. Livingston is a name shared by various towns and places: Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom The Westminster constituency of Livingston and Scottish parliamentary constituency of Livingston. ...

His eldest son Philip Van Cortlandt was a Continental Army General and New York Congressman. Philip Van Cortlandt (August 21, 1749–November 21, 1831) was an American surveyor, land-owner, and politician from Westchester County, New York. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ...

The first wife of his second son, also named Pierre Van Cortlandt, was Catherine— daugther of New York Governor and Continental General George Clinton (politician). A brother of Catherine named George Clinton (congressman) a New York Congressman was also a son-in-law to New York Congressman William Floyd. This page is for the Vice President George Clinton. ... George Clinton (June 6, 1771–September 16, 1809) was a Republican Representative from New York to the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth United States Congress. ... William Floyd in a 1792 portrait This article is about the signer of the Decleration of Independence. ...

Cortland County, New York and Cortlandt, New York are named after him. Cortland County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Cortlandt is a town located in Westchester County, New York, United States. ...

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