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Pierre van Cortlandt Sr

Pierre van Cortlandt Sr

Pierre was a political leader during and after the Revolutionary War (1775-S3). He successfully operated the Manor House and its surroundings In what is now Crown-on-Hudson as a farm, brewery and manufacturing enterprise. He served in the military briefly during the war and in 1777 headed the convention in Kingston that developed New York State's first constitution. A friend of Governor
George Clinton, he served as Nev York's first lieutenant governor 1777-95. and often acted as governor while Clinton was coordinating military efforts against the British. He returned to operating the manor's enterprises after leaving office. He originally was buried near the Manor House but later was reburied here in Hillside Cemetery. The Town of Cortlandt (part of the original manor) and the upstate City and County of Cortland are named for him.

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Posted By: Ray Gurganus

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Updated: 7-26-2020