New Netherland and Beyond
Mayors of Albany
John Lansing, Jr.
John Lansing, Jr., Mayor September 29, 1786 - 1790. Married Cornelia Ray, April 8, 1781, by whom he had ten children. In 1805 he lived on the north corner of Broadway and Steuben street.
He was one of the delegates to the convention that framed the United States Constitution in 1787, but declined to support the adoption of that instrument. In 1788 he was a member of the
Constitutional Convention of New York State, and for many years was Chancellor of the State. Visiting New York City on business, he suddenly disappeared as he was about to take a steamer to return to
Albany, December 12, 1829, and was never heard of afterwards. Conjecture had it that he was waylaid, robbed, and murdered. Others think he was accidentally drowned while attempting to get on board
The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, p 662.