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Albany, NY

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.albanyny.org/

Population:
95658 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1614

County:
Albany County

Established 1614 as a Dutch fort, renamed Albany in 1664 by the British.

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Albany Times-Union

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Excelsior College
1971
College of Saint Rose
1920
Albany Law School
1851
State University of New York at Albany
1844

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Energy East
1852

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Barnet III
Business
27-Aug-1942   CEO of William Barnet & Son, 1976-2000
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Author
3-Jun-1930 25-Sep-1999 The Mists of Avalon
Ginny Brown-Waite
Politician
5-Oct-1943   Congresswoman from Florida, 2003-11
Roscoe Conkling
Politician
30-Oct-1829 18-Apr-1888 US Senator from New York, 1867-81
Erastus Corning II
Politician
7-Oct-1909 28-May-1983 Mayor of Albany, New York, 1942-83
Gene Cretz
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Ghana
William Devane
Actor
5-Sep-1937   Greg Sumner on Knots Landing
Walter F. Doran
Military
15-Oct-1945   C-in-C, US Pacific Fleet, 2002-05
Michael J. Dugan
Military
22-Feb-1937   USAF Chief of Staff, 1990
Christian Finnegan
Comic
1-Apr-1973   Two For Flinching
Hamilton Fish II
Politician
17-Apr-1849 15-Jan-1936 Congressman from New York, 1909-11
Charles Fort
Scientist
6-Aug-1874 3-May-1932 Prophet of the Unexplained
Kirsten Gillibrand
Politician
9-Dec-1966   US Senator from New York
Leslie R. Groves
Military
17-Aug-1896 13-Jul-1970 Director of the Manhattan Project
Learned Hand
Judge
27-Jan-1872 18-Aug-1961 Influential American justice
Bret Harte
Author
25-Aug-1836 5-May-1902 Master of the western short story
Joseph Henry
Physicist
17-Dec-1797 13-May-1878 Discovered electromagnetic induction
Ashton Holmes
Actor
17-Feb-1978   Tyler Barrol on Revenge
Michael Patrick Jann
Film Director
15-May-1970   Reno 911!, The State
Menachem Kellner
Scholar
28-Mar-1946   Maimonidean scholar
William Kennedy
Novelist
16-Jan-1928   Ironweed and The Cotton Club
Robert S. Langer
Chemist
29-Aug-1948   Institute Professor at MIT
John P. Lewis
Economist
18-Mar-1921 19-May-2010 Council of Economic Advisers, 1963-64
James Mann
Author
18-Sep-1946   Rise of the Vulcans
Daniel Manning
Government
16-May-1831 24-Dec-1887 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1885-87
John McTiernan
Film Director
8-Jan-1951   The Hunt for Red October
Gerald J. Pappert
Attorney
15-May-1963   Attorney General of Pennsylvania, 2003-05
Rufus Wheeler Peckham
Judge
8-Nov-1838 24-Oct-1909 US Supreme Court Justice, 1896-1909
Martha Quinn
TV Personality
11-May-1959   Original MTV veejay
William C. Redfield
Politician
18-Jun-1858 13-Jun-1932 US Commerce Secretary, 1913-19
Andy Rooney
Journalist
14-Jan-1919 4-Nov-2011 60 Minutes' resident crank
Philip Schuyler
Military
11-Nov-1733 18-Nov-1804 US Revolutionary War general
Philip Henry Sheridan
Military
6-Mar-1831 5-Aug-1888 Union Army General
Theobald Smith
Scientist
31-Jul-1859 10-Dec-1934 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Anthony J. Vinciquerra
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Fox Networks Group
Kevin M. Warsh
Economist
13-Apr-1970   Federal Reserve Governor, 2006-11

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hannah Van Buren
First Lady
8-Mar-1783 5-Feb-1819 Wife of US President Martin Van Buren
Daniel E. Button
Politician
1-Nov-1917 7-Mar-2009 Congressman from New York, 1967-71
De Witt Clinton
Politician
2-Mar-1769 11-Feb-1828 Twice Governor of New York
Erastus Corning
Business
14-Dec-1794 9-Apr-1872 Railroad baron, Ironmonger, Congressman
Daniel Manning
Government
16-May-1831 24-Dec-1887 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1885-87
William Paterson
Judge
24-Dec-1745 9-Sep-1806 US Supreme Court Justice, 1793-1806
Philip Schuyler
Military
11-Nov-1733 18-Nov-1804 US Revolutionary War general
Arthur Shawcross
Criminal
6-Jun-1945 10-Nov-2008 Genesee River Killer
John C. Spencer
Politician
8-Jan-1788 18-May-1855 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1843-44
John Tayler
Politician
4-Jul-1742 19-Apr-1829 Governor of New York, 1817
Monty Woolley
Actor
17-Aug-1888 6-May-1963 The Man Who Came to Dinner



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