Governor William Marcy (1786-1857)

Samuel L. Waldo (1783-1861)
Date: 1834
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 55 7/8 H x 43 3/4 W
Credit: Permanent Deposit by the City of Albany
Accession Number: 1971.12.20
Comments: 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.