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Floyd, William

(Encyclopedia) Floyd, William, 1734–1821, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Brookhaven, N.Y. His career in the Continental Congress (1774–77, 1778–83) was marked by…

Paterson, David Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Paterson, David Alexander, 1954–, American politician, the first African-American governor of New York (2008–11), b. Brooklyn, N.Y., grad. Columbia (B.A., 1977), Hofstra…

White, Andrew Dickson

(Encyclopedia) White, Andrew Dickson, 1832–1918, American educator and diplomat, b. Homer, N.Y., briefly attended Geneva (now Hobart) College, grad. Yale, 1853. He studied in France and…

John RAINES, Congress, NY (1840-1909)

RAINES, John, a Representative from New York; born in Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y., May 6, 1840; attended the public schools; taught school; graduated from the Albany (N.Y.) Law School in…

John Michael McHUGH, Congress, NY (1948)

McHUGH, John Michael, a Representative from New York; born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., September 29, 1948; graduated from Watertown High School, Watertown, N.Y., 1966; B.A., Utica…

Erastus ROOT, Congress, NY (1773-1846)

ROOT, Erastus, a Representative from New York; born in Hebron, Conn., March 16, 1773; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1793; taught school for several years; studied law;…

Carolyn Bosher MALONEY, Congress, NY (1946)

MALONEY, Carolyn Bosher, a Representative from New York; born in Greensboro, Guilford County, N.C., February 19, 1946; B.A., Greensboro College, Greensboro, N.C., 1968; community affairs…

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

(Encyclopedia) Roosevelt, Franklin Delano dĕl´ənō rō´zəvĕlt [key], 1882–1945, 32d President of the United States (1933–45), b. Hyde Park, N.Y. Early Life Through…

John G. STOWER, Congress, NY

STOWER, John G., a Representative from New York; born in Madison, Madison County, N.Y., birth date unknown; completed preparatory studies; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth Congress (…