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Jacob Radcliff

jurist , mayor of New York City

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