DeWitt Clinton

Born: Mar 02, 1769 AD
Died: 1828 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1769 - Born in Little Britain, New York on the 2nd of  March.

         - He was educated at what is now Columbia University.

         - He became the secretary to his uncle, George Clinton.

1797-1802 - DeWitt Clinton was a member of the New York state legislature.

         - He then stepped up to membership in the United States Senate.

1803 - He resigned his Senate seat, to become the Mayor of New York City.

1804-1815 - He served as Mayor.

         - Clinton also held office as State Senator.

         - Lieutenant Governor.

         - Clinton ran for President of the United States as candidate of the Federalists and anti-war Democratic Republicans who were of the anti-war Fusion Party, but was defeated by James Madison.

1817-1823 - Clinton became the governor of New York.

         - He persuaded the state lawmakers to provide 7 million dollars for the construction of a Canal 363 miles long, 40 feet wide, and four feet deep.

1825 - When the Erie Canal was finished, Governor Clinton opened it, sailing in the packet boat Seneca Chief along the Canal into Buffalo.

1828 - Died on the 11th of February at the age of 59 and was interred in the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

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