George Cromwell

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George Cromwell
George Cromwell.jpg
Member of the New York Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 1, 1915 – December 31, 1918
Preceded by George A. Blauvelt
Succeeded by John J. Dunnigan
1st Borough President of Staten Island
In office
January 1, 1898 – December 31, 1913
Preceded by None (office created)
Succeeded by Charles J. McCormack
Personal details
Born George Cromwell
(1860-07-03)July 3, 1860
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died September 17, 1934(1934-09-17) (aged 74)
Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Hermine de Rouville
Alma mater Yale University
Columbia Law School

George Cromwell (July 3, 1860 – September 17, 1934) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Henry Bowman Cromwell, founder of the Cromwell Shipping Line, and Sarah (Seaman) Cromwell. He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and graduated from Yale College in 1883. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1886, and practiced law with the firm of Elihu Root until 1889. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Richmond County) in 1888.

From 1889 to 1897, he practiced law with the firm of Butler, Stillman & Hubbard, and was in charge of the admiralty law branch. In 1897, he opened his own law office on Broadway (Manhattan).

After the Consolidation of New York City, he was the first Borough President of Richmond (renamed Staten Island in 1975), in office from 1898 to 1913.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (23rd D.) from 1915 to 1918, sitting in the 138th, 139th, 140th and 141st New York State Legislatures. On June 1, 1915, he married Hermine de Rouville, a member of the noted Hertel de Rouville family of Quebec. They had no children.

On September 11, 1934, he suffered a stroke, and died six days later in Dongan Hills, Staten Island. He was buried at the Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp, Staten Island.


New York Assembly
Preceded by
Edward A. Moore
New York State Assembly
Richmond County

Succeeded by
Hubbard R. Yetman
Political offices
Preceded by
new office
Borough President of Richmond
Succeeded by
Charles J. McCormack
New York State Senate
Preceded by
George A. Blauvelt
New York State Senate
23rd District

Succeeded by
John J. Dunnigan