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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Governor William C. Bouck

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1313 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Governor William C. Bouck

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Painting: Governor William C. Bouck.

Governor of New York, 1843-45. He was born in Fulton, Schoharie County, in 1786. He was a Lawyer, Assemblyman, Senator, Colonel 18th N. Y. Infantry, prominent in Erie Canal work, Canal Commissioner, elected Governor in 1842, member of Constitutional Convention 1846, Treasurer of New York Customs 1846-49, and died in 1859. From the portrait in the Governor's Room, New York City Hall.

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