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Matthew Clarkson

Matthew Clarkson, American army officer, philanthropist. member of New York State Assembly, 1789-1790; member of New York State Senate, 1794-1796.

Background

  • Clarkson, Matthew was born on October 17, 1758 in New York City. Son of David and Elizabeth (French) Clarkson.

  • Career

    • Assistant to the United States Sec. General New York State Militia. President New York Hospital, 1799.

      President Bank of New York, 1804-1825.

    Membership

    Member of New York State Assembly, 1789-1790. Member of New York State Senate, 1794-1796.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Rutherfurd, May 24, 1785. Married second, Sarah Cornell, February 14, 1792.
    • father: David Clarkson
    • mother: Elizabeth (French) Clarkson
    • spouses: Mary Rutherfurd
    • Sarah Cornell
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    Born October 17, 1758
    Died April 25, 1825
    (aged 66)
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