Pierre Van Cortlandt
In 1777 he was the chairman of the Committee of Safety in the New York Provincial Congress . Its primary work was the formation of a political state structure during the war . He presided over the constituent assembly that drafted the first state assembly and was the first lieutenant governor until 1795 with his longtime friend and comrade, Governor George Clinton .
Pierre Van Cortlandt was the son of Philip Van Cortlandt (1683-1748) , the son of Stephanus Van Cortlandt John DePeyster, an ancestor of Abraham and DePeyster, mayor of New York City, and Catherine DePeyster, granddaughter Schuyler DePeyster Arent was . There was also a great-uncle, Jacobus Van Cortlandt , mayor of New York City.
The first wife of his second son, Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. , was Catherine, daughter of George Clinton, Governor of New York and a general in the Continental Army. A brother of Catherine, George Clinton was also a New York Congressman and son-in-law, Congressman William Floyda . Another sister of Catherine, Maria Clinton, was with Dr. Stephen D. Beekman, a grandson of Pierre Van Cortlandt and Joanna Livingston.
- Van Cortlandt Manor (Engl.)
|SURNAME||Van Cortlandt, Pierre|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 10, 1721|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||new York|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 1, 1814|
|Place of death||New York City|