Henry R. Pierson
|Henry Rufus Pierson|
June 13, 1819|
Charleston, New York
|Died||January 1, 1890
Albany, New York
|Education||Union College (1846)|
He graduated from Union College in 1846. Then he studied law, first in Cherry Valley, then in New York City, was admitted to the bar in 1848, and practiced. In 1849, he moved to Brooklyn. He was an Alderman (3rd Ward) of Brooklyn from 1858 to 1860, and was President of the Board of Aldermen. He was President of the Brooklyn City Railroad from 1860 to 1869.
He was a member of the New York State Senate (2nd D.) in 1866 and 1867. In 1869, he went to Chicago as Financial Agent of the North Western Railroad, and was the company's Vice President for two years.
In 1872, he moved to Albany, and was a member of the New York State Assembly (Albany Co., 2nd D.) in 1873. He was elected a Regent of the University of the State of New York, and was Vice Chancellor from 1878 to 1881, and Chancellor from 1881 until his death.
- "Henry R. Pierson, LL.D.". New York Times. January 2, 1890. Retrieved 2012-10-25.
- "Henry R. Pierson Dies of 'La Grippe.' The Ex-Chicagoan Expires at Albany, N.Y.". Chicago Tribune. January 2, 1890. Retrieved 2012-10-25. "R. Pierson, banker, and Chancellor of the University of New York died today of influenza pneumonia. He was in Montgomery County, this State, in 1819 ..."
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough, Stephen C. Hutchins and Edgar Albert Werner (1870; pg. 444)
- Life Sketches of the State Officers, Senators, and Members of the Assembly of the State of New York, in 1867 by S. R. Harlow & H. H. Boone (pg. 135ff)
|New York State Senate|
|New York State Senate
James F. Pierce
|New York Assembly|
|New York State Assembly
Albany County, 2nd District
Leopold C. G. Kshinka
Erastus C. Benedict
|Chancellor of the University of the State of New York
George William Curtis