1795 - 1847 (52 years)
Has 61 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.
||Silas Wright |
||24 May 1795
||27 Aug 1847
||New York City, NY, USA
||Old Canton Cemetery
||10 Jan 2006 |
- An American Democratic politician.
Moved with his father to Wyebridge, Vermont , in 1796 . He graduated from Middlebury College in 1815 and moved to Sandy Hill, New York , the next year, where he studied law, being admitted to the bar in 1819 . Wright commenced practice in Canton, New York . He served as surrogate of St. Lawrence County 1821 -1824 and then as a member of the New York State senate from 1824 to 1827 . Wright was appointed brigadier general of the state militia in 1827.
In 1826 , he was elected to the Twentieth Congress and served from March 4 , 1827 , to February 16 , 1829 , when he resigned. He successfully contested the election of George Fisher to the Twenty-first Congress , but declined to qualify. Wright served as Comptroller of the State of New York from 1829 to 1833 , in which post he became a prominent follower of Martin Van Buren and a member of the Albany Regency that ran the state for the Democratic Party in this period. Wright was elected to the United States Senate in 1833 as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William L. Marcy . He was reelected in 1837 and served from January 4 , 1833 , to November 26 , 1844 . In the Senate, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee from 1835 to 1841 . Wright was offered the Democratic vice presidential nomination chairman in 1844 , as a sop to followers of Van Buren, who had been disappointed in his hopes for renomination, but declined instead running for the position of Governor of New York. He served as Governor from 1845 to 1846 , and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection, being defeated by the Whig candidate John Young . Wright died soon after, in Canton, on August 27 , 1847 and is interred in Old Canton Cemetery.
Silas, Jr. (1795-1847) - of Canton, St. Lawrence County , N.Y. Born in Amherst, Hampshire County , Mass., May 24, 1795 .
First cousin once removed of Alvan Kidder . Democrat. Member of New York state senate 4th District, 1824-27; U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1827-29, 1829-30; New York state comptroller , 1829-34; U.S. Senator from New York , 1833-44; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1844 ; Governor of New York , 1845-47; defeated, 1846. His portrait appeared on the U.S. $50 gold certificate from the 1880s until about 1913. Died in Canton, St. Lawrence County , N.Y., August 27, 1847 . Interment at Silas Wright Cemetery , Canton, N.Y. Wright counties in Minn. and Mo. are named for him; Wright County, Iowa may have been named for him.
Wright, war Senator der Stadt New York und später Gouverneur des Staates New York. Er besass umfangreiche Güter, um deren Bewirtschaftung er sich selbst kümmerte. Seine Kinder wurden gleichfalls zu Landleuten erzogen.