DeWitt Clinton

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Erie Canal

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In this last capacity, he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal.
The canal was denigrated by its political opponents as "Clinton's Folly" or "Clinton's Big Ditch".

1812 United States presidential election

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Clinton was a major candidate for the American presidency in the election of 1812, challenging incumbent James Madison.
Taking place in the shadow of the War of 1812, incumbent Democratic-Republican President James Madison defeated DeWitt Clinton, who drew support from dissident Democratic-Republicans in the North as well as Federalists.

List of governors of New York

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DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an American politician and naturalist who served as a United States Senator, Mayor of New York City and sixth Governor of New York.

George Clinton (vice president)

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A nephew of long-time New York Governor George Clinton, DeWitt Clinton served as his uncle's secretary before launching his own political career.
Clinton's nephew, DeWitt Clinton, continued the Clinton New York political dynasty after his uncle's death.

Democratic-Republican Party

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As a Democratic-Republican, Clinton won election to the New York State Legislature in 1798 before briefly serving as a U.S. Senator.
George Clinton's nephew, DeWitt Clinton, challenged Madison in the 1812 presidential election.

James G. Clinton

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He was the brother of U.S. Representative George Clinton Jr., the half-brother of U.S. Representative James G. Clinton, and the cousin of Simeon De Witt.
He was the half brother of DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828), the 6th Governor of New York, and George Clinton, Jr. (1771–1809), a U.S. Representative, through his father's first marriage to Mary De Witt (1737–1795).

James Clinton

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DeWitt Clinton was born on March 2, 1769, the second son born to Major-General James Clinton and his wife Mary DeWitt (1737–1795), who was a descendant of the Dutch patrician De Witt family.

George Clinton Jr.

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He was the brother of U.S. Representative George Clinton Jr., the half-brother of U.S. Representative James G. Clinton, and the cousin of Simeon De Witt.
He was the brother of DeWitt Clinton (1769–1828), the 6th Governor of New York, and half-brother of James Graham Clinton, also a U.S. Representative.

Simeon De Witt

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He was the brother of U.S. Representative George Clinton Jr., the half-brother of U.S. Representative James G. Clinton, and the cousin of Simeon De Witt.
Although he was a first cousin of DeWitt Clinton – the most powerful politician in the state, and both the Mayor of New York City and a State Senator – and was a Democratic-Republican, De Witt was never removed from office.

Resignation from the United States Senate

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He won election by the New York State Legislature to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of John Armstrong Jr., and served from February 9, 1802 to November 4, 1803.

New York gubernatorial elections

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After the resignation of Governor Tompkins, who had been elected Vice President, he won a special gubernatorial election in which he was the only candidate.
In 1817, following the resignation of Daniel D. Tompkins after serving only eight months of his term, there was a new election, since the 1777 Constitution did not give the Lt. Gov. the right to succeed to the governor's office, and DeWitt Clinton was elected for a whole three-year-term.

New York Constitution

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He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1798, and of the New York State Senate from the Southern District in 1798–1802 and 1806–1811 He was a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1801.
Among the delegates were DeWitt Clinton (future governor), James Clinton, William Floyd, Ezra L'Hommedieu, Smith Thompson, Daniel D. Tompkins, John Vernon Henry, William P. Van Ness, and Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr, who presided.

James Madison

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Clinton was a major candidate for the American presidency in the election of 1812, challenging incumbent James Madison.
In the 1812 presidential election, held during the early stages of the War of 1812, Madison faced a challenge from DeWitt Clinton, who led a coalition of Federalists and disaffected Democratic-Republicans.

De Witt (family)

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DeWitt Clinton was born on March 2, 1769, the second son born to Major-General James Clinton and his wife Mary DeWitt (1737–1795), who was a descendant of the Dutch patrician De Witt family.
* The early 19th Century American politician DeWitt Clinton was descended from the Dutch De Witt family, via his mother Mary DeWitt (1737–1795)

Little Britain, New York

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He was born in Little Britain, New York, today a hamlet in the western part of New Windsor.
Little Britain was the birthplace of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, his father General James Clinton and his uncle U.S. Vice President George Clinton.

List of United States senators from New York

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He won election by the New York State Legislature to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of John Armstrong Jr., and served from February 9, 1802 to November 4, 1803.

Tammany Hall

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In a special election, Clinton defeated the Federalist Nicholas Fish and the Tammany Hall candidate Marinus Willett, to become Lieutenant Governor until the end of the term in June 1813. 1,479 votes were cast for Peter Buell Porter, against Clinton's 43,310, because the Tammany organization, which fiercely hated Clinton, had printed ballots with Porter's name on them and distributed them among the Tammany followers in New York City.
Early cases of political corruption involving Tammany Hall came to light during the group's feud with local politician Dewitt Clinton.

New-York Historical Society

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While serving as mayor, he organized the New-York Historical Society in 1804 and was its president.
The first meeting comprised 11 of the city's most prominent citizens, including Mayor DeWitt Clinton.

Erie Canal Commission

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Even so, he still kept his post as President of the Erie Canal Commission.
On March 15, the State Legislature appointed Federalists Gouverneur Morris, Stephen Van Rensselaer, William North and Thomas Eddy, and Democratic-Republicans DeWitt Clinton, Simeon DeWitt and Peter Buell Porter a commission to explore a route for a canal to Lake Erie, and report.

John Armstrong Jr.

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He won election by the New York State Legislature to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of John Armstrong Jr., and served from February 9, 1802 to November 4, 1803.
DeWitt Clinton was elected to fill the vacancy, but resigned in 1803, and Armstrong was appointed temporarily to his old seat.

New Windsor, New York

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He was born in Little Britain, New York, today a hamlet in the western part of New Windsor.

Peter Buell Porter

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1,479 votes were cast for Peter Buell Porter, against Clinton's 43,310, because the Tammany organization, which fiercely hated Clinton, had printed ballots with Porter's name on them and distributed them among the Tammany followers in New York City.
Porter served on the Commission with fellow Democratic-Republicans, Simeon De Witt and DeWitt Clinton.

Council of Appointment

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He was a member of the Council of Appointments in 1801–1802 and 1806–1807.

Bucktails

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In April 1824, a majority of his political enemies, the Bucktails, voted in the New York State Legislature for his removal from the Canal Commission.
The Bucktails (1818–1826) were the faction of the Democratic-Republican Party in New York State opposed to Governor DeWitt Clinton.

George W. Clinton

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Among his children with Franklin was George William Clinton, who served as mayor of Buffalo, New York from 1842 to 1843.
Clinton was born on April 21, 1807 in New York City to Maria Franklin (1775-1818) and DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), while the latter was serving as Mayor of New York City.