New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Daniel D. Tompkins
A Great American
Son of a revolutionary patriot
Born in Fox Meadows (Now Scarsdale) N.Y. June 21, 1774
Died in Tompkinsville, Staten Island N.Y. June 11, 1825
Governor of New York State 1807-1817 — Vice President of the United States 1817-1825
Military Commander of the Third Military District October 14, 1814
Governor Tompkins sustained the credit of the United States Government, with his personal funds, at a time when the banks of New York refused to loan to the government on its notes, without his endorsement. A graduate of Columbia College 1795. A member of the state constitutional convention 1821.
President Madison handed him the portfolio of Secretary of State, which he refused. Founder of the New York State Historical Society and Chancellor of the University of New York.
Daniel D. Tompkins held not only the office of governor of the state but was paymaster quartermaster, commissary, and general distributing agent of the State of New York and the United States.
Erected by The United States Daughters of 1812
of the State of New York
November 2, 1939
Erected 1939 by United States Daughters of 1812 of the State of New York.
Location. 40° 43.806′ N, 73° 59.239′ W. Marker Click for map. Marker is in the west churchyard at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 E 10th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (within shouting distance of this marker); Petrus Stuyvesant (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Petrus Stuyvesant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ukranian Americans World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hebrew Technical Institute (within shouting distance of this marker); Stuyvesant – Fish House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library (about 400 feet away); Stuyvesant Polyclinic (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Biography of Daniel D. Tompkins. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
In the 1947 movie “Miracle on 34th Street,” Santa Claus, portrayed by Edmund Gwenn, brags
— Submitted March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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