From Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1864, by D. T. Valentine.
|52nd Mayor of New York City|
March, 1815 – June, 1815
|Preceded by||DeWitt Clinton|
|Succeeded by||Jacob Radcliff|
|Died||September 5, 1832|
New York City, New York
He worked his way through the ranks to become leader, or Grand Sachem, of Tammany Hall.
In March, 1815 he was appointed mayor of New York City. He received the appointment with the understanding that he would resign in favor of Jacob Radcliff, and in return was appointed as Naval Officer of the Port of New York, a much more lucrative federal position, in which he served until his death.
From 1830 to 1832 he was a trustee of Columbia University.
Ferguson died in New York City on September 5, 1832.
Ferguson's daughter Louisa (1807-1845) was the wife of Robert Walter Weir. He was the grandfather of John Ferguson Weir, son of Robert and Louisa (Ferguson) Weir.
- James Grant Wilson, The Memorial History of the City of New-York: From Its First Settlement to the Year 1892, New York History Co., 1893 (Google Books), from Stanford University Library, p. 208 and p. 298 (footnote)
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