Governor William Marcy (1786-1857)

Samuel L. Waldo (1783-1861) Artist
1834 Date:
Oil on canvas Medium
55 7/8 H x 43 3/4 W Dimensions
Permanent Deposit by the City of Albany Credit
1971.12.20 Accession number
Eleventh Governor of New York State from 1833 to 1838, William Marcy later became secretary of war under President James K. Polk, a post he held from 1845 until 1849. In 1853, President Franklin Pierce appointed him as secretary of state, in which role he helped negotiate the Gadsden Purchase. Additional comments

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