Friend Humphrey

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Friend Humphrey

Friend Humphrey (March 8, 1787 – March 15, 1854) was an American merchant and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was born in Simsbury, Connecticut. In 1811, he moved to Albany, New York, where he engaged in the leather trade.

He was a Whig member of the New York State Senate (3rd D.) in 1840 and 1841.

He was Mayor of Albany from 1843 to 1845, and from 1849 to 1850.

He died on March 15, 1854, in Albany, and was buried at the Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York.

Sources[edit]

  • The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 132f, 142 and 425; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
  • List of Public Officials buried at Albany Rural Cemetery
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Edward P. Livingston
New York State Senate
Third District (Class 3)

1840–1841
Succeeded by
Erastus Corning
Political offices
Preceded by
Barent Philip Staats
Mayor of Albany
1843–1845
Succeeded by
John Keyes Paige
Preceded by
John Taylor
Mayor of Albany
1849–1850
Succeeded by
Franklin Townsend