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Leonard GANSEVOORT

(1751-1810)

GANSEVOORT, Leonard, a Delegate from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., July 14, 1751; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1771 and commenced practice in Albany, N.Y.; colonel of Light Cavalry in the Revolutionary War; member of the Provincial Congress in 1775 and 1776; president of New York from April 18 to May 14, 1777; clerk of Albany County in 1777 and 1778; member of the State assembly in 1778, 1779, and 1788; member of the commercial convention in Annapolis, Md., in 1786; Member of the Continental Congress in 1788; served in the State senate 1791-1793; judge of Albany County 1794-1797; member of the council of appointment in 1797; judge of the probate court from 1799 until his death in Albany, N.Y., August 26, 1810; interment in Albany Rural Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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