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Matthew Clarkson

army officer , philanthropist

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