The Empire State - ratified Constitution 26 Jul 1788

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. New York was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.85 million residents in 2017, it is the fourth most populous state. The state's most populous city, New York City, makes up over 40% of the state's population. To distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is sometimes called New York State.

Birthplace of

Roy Childs, Roy Alan Childs Jr., in Buffalo, on 4 Jan 1949
Roger MacBride, in New Rochelle, on 6 Aug 1929
Justin Raimondo, Dennis Raimondo, on 18 Nov 1951
Mark Thornton, in Geneva, on 7 Jun 1960
Martin Van Buren, in Kinderhook, on 5 Dec 1782

Home To

Libertarian Party of New York, Bellport

Events of Interest

Statue of Liberty, unveiled, in New York Harbor, on 28 Oct 1886

Deathplace of

John Chamberlain, on 9 Apr 1995
John T. Flynn, in Amityville, on 13 Apr 1964
Ulysses S. Grant, in Mount McGregor, on 23 Jul 1885
UpdPercy L. Greaves Jr., in Irvington, on 13 Aug 1984
John Jay, in Bedford, Westchester County, on 17 May 1829
Ralph Raico, on 13 Dec 2016
Leonard Read, in Irvington-on-Hudson, on 14 May 1983
Thomas Szasz, in Manlius, on 8 Sep 2012
Martin Van Buren, in Kinderhook, on 24 Jul 1862

Conferences and Conventions

Libertarian Party of New York, 2005 Libertarian Party of New York Convention, in Syracuse, from 22 Apr to 23 Apr 2005
Libertarian Party of New York, 2006 Libertarian Party of New York Convention, in Albany, on 29 Apr 2006

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | New York | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 50, fiscal policy rank: 50, regulatory policy rank: 50, personal freedom rank: 29, economic freedom rank: 50
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 635


Founder of the Month - John Jay by Martin Devine and Monty Rainey, by Monty Rainey, Dec 2002
Includes picture, biographical essay, bibliography, two Jay quotes and links to the Federalist Papers authored by Jay
"... the people of New York elected Jay to serve in the First Continental Congress. ... Returning to the provincial congress of New York in 1777, he guided the drafting of the first New York state constitution. Jay was then appointed Chief Justice of New York but left that post in December of 1778 ... In 1792, Jay had lost the race for Governor of New York to George Clinton. However, in 1795, upon his return from England, John Jay learned he had been elected Governor of New York while he was overseas. ... He served two terms from 1795 until 1801. Jay was a popular Governor who won many reforms including the abolition of slavery."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "New York (state)" as of 05 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.