Thomas G. Alvord
Thomas Gold Alvord
|Died||October 26, 1897 (aged 86)|
|Other names||Old Salt|
|Education||Yale College (1828)|
|Title||Lieutenant Governor of New York|
|Spouse(s)||Amelia Ann Kellogg|
Charlotte Curtis Merrill Alvord
Thomas Gold Alvord (December 20, 1810 – October 26, 1897) was an American lawyer, merchant and politician. Throughout his political career he was known as Old Salt.
He was born on December 20, 1810, in Onondaga, New York, to Elisha Alvord and Helen Lansing. His grandfather Thomas Gold Alvord was a soldier in the French and Indian War and served in the American Revolutionary War.
In 1813, the family moved to Lansingburgh, New York. He graduated from Yale College in 1828. Then he studied law with Thomas A. Tomlinson and George A. Simmons at Keeseville, New York, was admitted to the bar in 1832, and commenced practice at Salina, New York. In 1846, he became a lumber merchant.
He began his political career as a Democrat, joined the Free Soil Party in 1848, and was elected to the Assembly term of 1858 as a Democrat. In 1861, he became a War Democrat, chaired the Union Convention at Syracuse, was nominated to run for the Assembly, and was endorsed by the Republicans and elected without opposition. For the terms from 1864 to 1872, he was elected as a Republican. For the term of 1874, he was elected as an Independent, defeating the Republican incumbent.
He was a member from Onondaga County of the New York State Assembly in 1844, 1858, 1862, 1864, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881 and 1882. He was Speaker in 1858, 1864 and 1879.
- John Howard Brown (ed.). "Thomas Gold Alvord". The Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
His paternal grandfather, Thomas Gold Alvord, was a soldier in the French and Indian war of 1756, and also served in the Revolutionary war, as did his maternal ...
- JOSEPH H. CHOATE TO PRESIDE in the New York Times on May 8, 1894
- "Thomas Gold Alvord" (PDF). New York Times. October 27, 1897. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
Thomas Gold Alvord. Ex-Lieut. Gen. Thomas Gold Alvord died yesterday morning of old age at his home in Syracuse. He had been confined to his bed for more ...