Gerard Bancker

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Gerard Bancker (sometimes Latin Gerardus, or colloquial Dutch Gerrit) (14 February 1740, Albany, New York – January 1799) was an American surveyor and politician.

Life[edit]

Bancker was the son of Gerard Bancker Sr. and Maria de Peyster, who had married in New York City in 1731. He was the grandson of Johannes de Peyster (1666 – 1719), the 23rd Mayor of New York City between 1698 and 1699,[1] and great-grandson of Johannes de Peyster, Sr.[2][3]

In 1774, as city surveyor, he made a map of St. George's Ferry on Nassau Island.[4]

He was Deputy Treasurer from 1776 to 1778, and New York State Treasurer from 1778 to 1798.

He collected a large number of broadsides from the revolutionary era which were sold at auction in 1898 in Philadelphia.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Van Brugh Livingston
New York State Treasurer
1778–1798
Succeeded by
Robert McClellan