Today in History – July 9, 1777 – Brigadier General George Clinton Elected as the First Governor of the Independent State of New York

On July 9, 1777, New York elects Brigadier General George Clinton as the first governor of the independent state of New York. Clinton would go on to become New York’s longest-serving governor, as well as the longest-serving governor in the United States, holding the post...
Posted On Jul 09 2018