Clinton DeWitt


 (klĭn′tən), DeWitt 1769-1828.
American politician who as governor of New York (1817-1823 and 1825-1828) was a principal supporter of the Erie Canal (completed 1825).
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Groomsmen were Wesley Mann Black, Clinton Dewitt Bryant, Bartley Trawick Harris, William Higdon King, William Sidney Prosser, James Kyle Skinner, and Mitchell Carter Stroud.
Critics have documented Cullen's anguished bifurcation as a black man dedicated to a dream of Africa and to the intellectual traditions that he imbibed at Clinton DeWitt High School, NYU, and Harvard.

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