William C. Bouck


William C. Bouck

Infobox Governor
name = William C. Bouck



order = 13th
office = Governor of New York
term_start = January 1, 1843
term_end = December 31, 1844
lieutenant = Daniel S. Dickinson
predecessor = William H. Seward
successor = Silas Wright
birth_date = birth date|1786|01|07|mf=y
birth_place = Schoharie County, New York
death_date = death date and age|1859|04|19|1786|01|07|mf=y
death_place = Schoharie County, New York
party = Democratic
spouse = Catherine Lawyer
profession =
religion =

William C. Bouck (January 7, 1786 - April 19, 1859) was governor of the U.S. state of New York from 1843 to 1844. Bouck was born and later died in Schoharie County, New York. He also served in county offices (including Sheriff) and the state assembly and senate. At the end of his career he was assistant treasurer of New York City, before retiring to his farm. [1] Today, Bouck's portrait hangs behind the judge's chair in the Schoharie County courthouse. Bouck lived at Bouck's Island, near Fultonham, New York.

Bouck became governor in 1843 and served for one term. Bouck is the only governor of New York to have come from Schoharie County.

Bouck is also remembered for being the second Democrat to serve as Governor of New York.

William married Catherine Lawyer who gave birth to eight children: James Madison; Joseph William, born on Oct. 27, 1809; Christian, born on May 14, 1818; Gabriel, born on December 16, 1828 in Fultonham, Schoharie County, New York; Charles, born on Sept. 9, 1829; Catherine, born on July 11, 1820, married Erskine Danforth; Caroline, married Dr. Volney Danforth; and Anna, born on Dec. 29, 1814, married Lyman Sanford.

Their son, Gabriel Bouck moved to Oshkosh, WI and in 1848 he was admitted to the bar there eventually serving as Attorney General of Wisconsin from 1858-1860. Gabriel was also elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1860 and 1874, serving the last year as speaker. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as an officer in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry, which was part of the famous Iron Brigade. [2] Gabriel Bouck also served in the US Congress from 1877-1881.

William Bouck died in 1859, aged 73. He was a farmer and was buried in Middleburgh, New York.

ource

* [http://www.schohariehistory.net/Review/Spring2003/Hagan.htm] Bio
* [http://www.oshkoshmuseum.org/Virtual/exhibit3/e30040a.htm] Gabriel Bouck Bio - Oshkosh Public Museum

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