John Ferguson (New York politician)

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John Ferguson
52nd Mayor of New York City
In office
1815–1815
Preceded by DeWitt Clinton
Succeeded by Jacob Radcliff
Personal details
Died 1832

John Ferguson (died 1832)[1] was the 52nd Mayor of New York City from March to June 1815. He was also Grand Sachem of Tammany Hall and a political enemy of Dewitt Clinton. It is believed that he was appointed mayor under the understanding that he would soon turn over the position to Jacob Radcliff, in return for an appointment as Surveyor of the Port of New York.

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  • James Grant Wilson, The Memorial History of the City of New-York: From Its First Settlement to the Year 1892, New York History Co., 1893 (Google Books), from Stanford University Library, p. 208 and p. 298 (footnote)