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William Sulzer Scrapbook

Identifier: MS Su6

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, and other material collected and mounted by the donor, pertaining to the law practice and the political career of the New York state lawyer, legislator, and United States Congressman who was Governor of New York from January 1, 1913 until his impeachment and removal from office, October 18, 1913.

Most of the material, consisting largely of incoming correspondence but including copies of a few outgoing letters, dates from 1913 and pertains to Sulzer's gubernatorial administration. Other material relates to his declined nomination as the presidential candidate of the American Party in 1916.

Correspondents include Loring Woart Batten, David Bennett Hill, Charles Henry Parkhurst, John B. Riley, Charles Bennett Smith, James Samuel Stemons, John Walter Stephens, Thomas Wallace Swann, Samuel Bell Thomas, Henry Wellington Wack, and Alfred Wagstaff.


  • 1905-1923


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

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No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

William Sulzer was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on March 18, 1863. He studied law by attending lectures at Columbia Law School and through work at the Parish and Pendleton law firm in New York City. He was admitted to the bar in 1884. In addition to law, Sulzer was active in the political scene of New York City as a member of the Tammany Hall political machine.

Sulzer held multiple political offices at the national level. He was elected as a U. S. Representative in 1894 and served in this position from March 4, 1895 to December 31, 1912. He resigned from Congress due to his successful bid for governor of New York. He began serving as governor on January 1, 1913. In both positions, he was known for his populist and progressive agenda. Sulzer’s tenure as governor was short, with him being removed from office at the end of an impeached and removed from office on October 17, 1913.

Sulzer would continue his political career for a few more years, culminating with his presidential bid in the 1916 election as nominee for the American Party. He left politics shortly afterwards and focused on his law practice in New York City. He passed away in New York on November 6, 1941.


1 Linear Feet (1 volume)

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William Sulzer Scrapbook
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

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