John Cruger Jr.

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John Cruger Jr.
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41st Mayor of New York City
In office
Preceded byEdward Holland
Succeeded byWhitehead Hicks
Personal details
BornJuly 18, 1710
DiedDecember 27, 1791(1791-12-27) (aged 81)
ParentsJohn Cruger
Maria Cuyler

John Cruger Jr. (July 18, 1710 – December 27, 1791) was the speaker of the Province of New York assembly and the 41st Mayor of New York City.

Early life[edit]

He was born July 18, 1710, the son of John Cruger and Maria Cuyler.


Colony of New York currency (1775) signed by Cruger.

He was a New York City merchant. He served as the 41st Mayor of New York City from 1757 to 1766. He was a member of New York's delegation to the Stamp Act Congress and a member of the Committee of Correspondence.

He was the speaker of the Province of New York assembly from 1769 to 1775.[1][2] In the New York assembly he voted against approval of the proceedings of the First Continental Congress. He was named as one of the "suspected" persons on the New York Provincial Congress in 1776.

Before the British occupation of New York City, he retired to Kinderhook, returning to New York City in 1783. He died December 27, 1791.


  1. ^ Murlin, Edgar L. (1908). The New York Red Book. J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 356–365. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ Hough, A.M., M.D., Franklin B. (1858). The New York Civil List: Containing The Names And Origin Of The Civil Divisions, And The Names And Dates Of Election Or Appointment Of The Principal State And County Officers From The Revolution To The Present Time. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Co. Retrieved 19 September 2018.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)