Gulian Verplanck (speaker)

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Gulian Verplanck
Gulian Verplanck
Gulian Verplanck
Painting by John Singleton Copley, 1771
Born February 10, 1751 (1751-02-10)
Died November 20, 1799 (1799-11-21) (aged 48)
Alma mater King's College
Occupation American politician
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Cornelia Johnston
Children 7
Parent(s) Gulian Verplanck
Mary Crommelin
Relatives Daniel C. Verplanck (nephew)
Gulian Crommelin Verplanck (great-nephew)

Gulian Verplanck (February 10, 1751 – November 20, 1799) was an American banker and politician.

Life[edit]

He was the youngest of the six children of Gulian Verplanck (1698–1751) and Mary Crommelin Verplanck. He attended and graduated from King's College in 1768. He was an uncle of Daniel C. Verplanck and great-uncle of Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, both members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Career[edit]

After graduating from King's College in 1768, he went to Holland to acquire practical experience in mercantile and banking procedures by working at his uncle's firm, Daniel Crommelin and Sons.

He was a Federalist member from New York County of the New York State Assembly, and was Speaker in 1789-90 and 1796-97. He became President of the Bank of New York and in 1792 helped found the Tontine Association, a precursor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Personal life[edit]

In 1784 he married Cornelia Johnston. They lived in New York with their seven children in the vicinity of Riverside Drive and 123rd Street.


Sources[edit]

  • [1] Short bio
  • History of Political Parties in the State of New-York by John Stilwell Jenkins (Alden & Markham, Auburn NY, 1846)
Political offices
Preceded by
John Lansing, Jr.
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1789–1790
Succeeded by
John Watts
Preceded by
William North
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1796–1797
Succeeded by
Dirck Ten Broeck