Alvin Bronson

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Alvin Bronson (May 19, 1783 – April 2, 1881 Oswego, Oswego County, New York) was an American politician from New York.


He was the son of Josiah Bronson (b. 1752) and Tabitha (Tuttle) Bronson, born in that part of Waterbury which was separated in 1807 as the Town of Middlebury in New Haven County, Connecticut.

In 1810, he removed to Oswego, and ran a shipping company there. During the War of 1812, several of Bronson's ships were used by the U.S. Navy to transport supplies on Lake Ontario, and the loss of the schooner Penelope during the Battle of Oswego led to a claim for compensation that was denied first by the New York Supreme Court, and then by the House of Representatives in 1821.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (5th D.) from 1823 to 1824, sitting in the 46th and 47th New York State Legislatures.

In 1828, he became the first President of the Village of Oswego.

He was again a member of the State Senate from 1830 to 1833, sitting in the 53rd, 54th, 55th and 56th New York State Legislatures.

In 1868, he published An Essay on the Commerce and Transportation of the Vallies of the Great Lakes and Rivers of the North-West (on-line version; 6 pages).


New York State Senate
Preceded by
new district
New York State Senate
Fifth District (Class 2)

Succeeded by
George Brayton
Preceded by
Charles Stebbins
New York State Senate
Fifth District (Class 3)

Succeeded by
Francis Seger