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Jacob Radcliff

Jacob Radcliff, American jurist, mayor of New York City. member of New York Assembly, 1794-1795; member of New York Committee of Correspondence of Federalist party, 1808, 12.

Background

  • Radcliff, Jacob was born on April 20, 1764 in Rhinebeck, New York, United States. Son of William and Sarah (Kip) Radcliff.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1783.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1786. Member of New York Assembly, 1794-1795. Assistant attorney general New York, 1796-1798.

      Justice New York Supreme Court, 1798-1704. Codified (with James Kent) Laws of the State of New York, 2 vols., 1802. Founder (with Anthony Dey and Richard Varick) Jersey City, 1804.

      Member of New York Committee of Correspondence of Federalist party, 1808, 12. Mayor New York City, 1810-1811, 15-18, commissioner to decide question of land for Brooklyn Navy Yard. Granted certificates of freedom to many Negroes.

      Delegate from New York City to New York State Constitutional Convention, 1821. Trustee Columbia College, 1805-1817. Practiced law while not holding public office.

    Membership

    Member of New York Assembly, 1794-1795. Member of New York Committee of Correspondence of Federalist party, 1808, 12.

    Connections

    • Married Juliana Smith, 2 daus.
    • father: William Radcliff
    • mother: Sarah (Kip) Radcliff
    • spouse: Juliana Smith
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    Died March 6, 1844
    (aged 79)
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