Lewis H. Pounds
He was Brooklyn Commissioner of Public Works when he was elected Borough President of Brooklyn on July 3, 1913. He stayed in office until 1917, the only Republican Borough President of Brooklyn in history. On April 30, 1921, he was appointed one of the original six commissioners of the Port of New York Authority, and later became its president.
He was the last New York State Treasurer, elected in 1924 defeating the incumbent Democrat George K. Shuler. Governor Al Smith undertook a major re-organisation of the State government during his four terms in office, and the State Treasury was merged on January 1, 1927, into the Department of Audit and Control headed by the New York State Comptroller.
He died at his home at 317, East Seventeenth Street, in Brooklyn, and was buried at the Northport Rural Cemetery in Northport, New York.
- Political Graveyard
- Elected Borough Pres., in NYT on July 4, 1913
- Appointed port commissioner, in NYT on May 1, 1921
- Pres of Port Authority, in NYT on June 17, 1922
Alfred E. Steers
|Borough President of Brooklyn
Edward J. Riegelmann
George K. Shuler
|New York State Treasurer
Morris S. Tremaine
as New York State Comptroller