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Gerrit L Dox

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Name  Gerrit Dox
Role  Politician
Died  August 2, 1847

Gerrit Lansing Dox (December 13, 1784 in Albany, New York – August 2, 1847 in Waterloo, Seneca County, New York) was an American politician.


He was born on December 13, 1784 to Pieter Dox and Cathalyntje Lansing. He was baptised on May 20, 1784 in Albany, New York.

He was appointed Postmaster of Albany, New York in January 1816 in the place of his brother Peter P. Dox who had held the post from 1814 until his death in office on November 21, 1815. In July 1817, Gerrit Dox was removed from this office.

In January 1817, he married Magdalena Bogart (1796-1883).

He was New York State Treasurer from February 1817 to January 1821.

In August 1823, the U.S. Postmaster General sued Gerrit L. Dox for his failure to render accounts and to pay over some monies received. In the suit, it was stated that Dox had become insolvent in 1819.

In 1839, he was appointed a justice of the Justices Court of Albany.

He died on august 2, 1847 Waterloo, New York. He and his wife were buried at the Pulteney Street Cemetery in Geneva, New York.


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