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Lansing, Richard Ray


July 1789–29 Sept. 1855. U.S. district court clerk, attorney, merchant, business executive. Born in New York. Son of Gerrit G. Lansing and Maria Antill. Resided at Utica, Oneida Co., New York, by 1812. Served as U.S. district court clerk for Northern District of New York, 1812–1829, in Utica. Married first Susan Platt, 14 June 1813, in Whitestown, Oneida Co. As U.S. district court clerk, recorded Book of Mormon copyright from JS, 11 June 1829. Moved to New York City, ca. 1830. Attorney, 1830–1835, in New York City. Wholesale liquor merchant, 1834–1839, in New York City; partnered with Hugh Monro. Wife died, 1843. Married second Eliza Livingston Thompson. Moved to Detroit, by 1846. President of Michigan Coal Company. President of Detroit City Gas Company, 1850. Died at Detroit.