Thomas Storm

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Thomas Storm (1749, Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York – August 4, 1833 New York City) was an American Revolutionary war officer and state legislator, rising to Speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1802.


Thomas was the son of Garret Storm, for whom the hamlet of Stormville in East Fishkill is named. On March 23, 1771, he married Elizabeth Graham (d. 1832).

Between 1775 and 1777, he was a Captain in the 2nd Dutchess County Militia, and served in the Battle of White Plains. When the regiment was disbanded in 1777, Thomas was assigned to the 2nd New York Regiment, and served at the Battle of Monmouth, and later at the Battle of Yorktown.

Thomas became a member of the New York State Assembly, from Dutchess County in 1781–82, and from New York County in 1802 and 1803. He was Speaker of the New York State Assembly in 1802[1] and 1803.[2]

In 1807, Thomas ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the ticket with the incumbent Governor Morgan Lewis, but lost to the incumbent Lieutenant Governor John Broome.

He is buried at Trinity Churchyard in New York City.


Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Osgood
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Alexander Sheldon