Paul Richard

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Paul Richard
37th Mayor of New York City
In office
1735–1739
Preceded by Robert Lurting
Succeeded by John Cruger
Personal details
Born 1667
New York City, New York
Died 1756 (aged 88–89)

Paul Richard (1697–1756) was the 37th Mayor of New York City from 1735 to 1739.[1][2] Paul Richard was one of the most prominent merchants and citizens of New York, and Mayor of the City in 1735-1739. His remains were buried in Trinity Church under the chancel, which in the ancient ediface was at the east end of the building. In digging for the foundations of the present church, in 1839, the broken fragments of the tombstone of Paul Richard were discovered. He was also a Governor of Kings College, now Columbia University, and was elected to the General Assembly.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Green Book ~ Mayors of the City of New York". NYC. The City of New York. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
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  3. ^ Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Court, City of New York, Volume 29.