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New York State Department of State List of County and State Officers Elected

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains lists of civil officers elected in each county between 1827 and 1853 and of certain state officers elected between 1847 and 1855. Under each county are listed the names and dates of election of elected County Clerks, Sheriffs, Coroners, Justice of the Peace (1827-1829 only), county judges, Surrogate Court judges, district attorneys, coroners, justices for courts of sessions, superintendent of the poor, county treasurer and occasionally other locally elected officials.
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Quantity:
0.5 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1827-1855
Series Number:
B0021

Arrangement

Arranged by position and then chronological by date of election.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains lists of civil officers elected in each county between 1827 and 1853 and of certain state officers elected between 1847 and 1855. Under each county are listed the names and dates of election of elected County Clerks, Sheriffs, Coroners, Justice of the Peace (1827-1829 only), county judges, Surrogate Court judges, district attorneys, coroners, justices for courts of sessions, superintendent of the poor, county treasurer and occasionally other locally elected officials. Elected officials in New York County and City (whose boundaries were coterminous) included mayor, comptroller, register, judges of the various city courts, and a few others.

Elected state officers who are listed include secretary of state, attorney general, comptroller, treasurer, state engineer and surveyor, canal commissioners, inspectors of state prisons, judges and clerk of the Court of Appeals, and justices of the Supreme Court. Elected officials not listed are governor and lieutenant governor. Dates when the listed officers became elective instead of appointive were 1827 (justices of the peace), 1828 (county clerk, sheriff, coroners, and register of New York City), 1834 (mayor of New York City), and 1847 (all other county and state offices named above).

Although the dates on the volume's spine indicate 1828 to 1853, the entries are actually names of officials recorded who were elected in 1827.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm (1 reels, 35 mm) is available from the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1848 Registers of state, county, and city appointed and elected officials, contains related records.

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