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Schuyler, George Washington 1810-1888 Financier; born in Stillwater, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1810; graduated at the University of the City of New York in 1837; removed to Utica; treasurer of New York State in 1863-65; superintendent of the New York banking department in 1866-70; auditor of the canal department in 1876-80; was the first to advocate the abolition of tolls on canals, thus making them free waterways. He was the author of Colonial New York; Philip Schuyler and his family (2 volumes). He died in Utica, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1888.