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*Resigned upon being elected Vice-President.
+ Appointed by Legislature; elected November 5, 1849.
Appointed vice Hunt, elected Goverror.
$Appointed vice Allen, and elected in November following.
Appointed vice Robinson, resigned; elected November 6, 1877. **Re-elected November 5, 1889.
The Treasurer is custodian of all moneys paid into the State treasury; and moneys owing by the State are paid by him upon proper warrants. He is a Commissioner of the Land Office, a Commissioner of the Canal Fund, a member of the Canal Board, a member of the State Board of Canvassers, a trustee of Union College and a member of the State Board of Equalization of Assessments No transfer of securities held by the Superintendent of the Insurance Department or by the Superintendent of the Banking Department is valid unless countersigned by the Treasurer. He is also vested by law with certain special powers in regard to the sale and conversion of securities held by the Superintendent of the Insurance Department in trust for insolvent insurance companies. Under the provisions of the Constitution the Treasurer may be suspended from office by the Governor during the recess of the Legislature, and until thirty days after the commencement of the next session of the Legislature, whenever it shall appear to him that the Treasurer has, in any particular, violated his duty. The Governor is authorized to appoint a competent person to discharge the duties of the office during a suspension of the Treasurer. He is elected by the people for a term of two years, receives an annual salary of $5,000, and is allowed a deputy, bookkeeper and necessary clerks. The Seal of the office is the Arms of the State surrounded by the inscription, "State of New York - Treasurer."
Election contested; succeeded Cook on above date.
Re-elected in 1873. Abraham Lansing, of Albany, was appointed Acting State Treasurer June 1, 1874, Raines having been suspended on account of illness. Lansing served until September 15, 1874.
It is the duty of the Attorney-General to prosecute and defend all actions and proceedings in which the State is interested, and have charge and control of all the legal business of the officers and departments of the State, except the military department. Whenever required by the Governor, he must attend a Court of Oyer and Terminer, or before the grand jury thereof, for the purpose of managing and conducting such criminal actions or proceedings as shall be specified in such requirement.
In addition to the duties with which he is charged as the law officer of the State, the Attorney-General is a Commissioner of the Land Office and of the Canal Fund, a member of the Canal Board, the Board of State Canvassers, the State Board of Equalization of Assessments, and the New York State Soldiers and Sailors' Home, an ex-officio member of the State Board of Health and Board of Trustees of Union College. The Attorney-General in person or by deputy attends each session of the Board of Claims on behalf of the State, and prepares all cases on the part of the State for hearing, argues the same when prepared, and causes testimony to be taken when necessary to secure the interest of the State. He prepares formis, files interrogatories, and superintends the taking of testimony in the manner prescribed by the Board of Claims, and generally renders such service as may be necessary to further the interests of the State in all cases before that Board, and in the Court of Appeals