|Enos Thompson Throop (E.T. Throop) was born in
Johnstown (Fulton County), New York on August 21, 1784. Throop's
first political office was in the local post office. From 1823
through 1827, Throop served as a circuit judge of New York. Throop
was elected lieutenant governor of New York in 1828 on gubernatorial
candidate Martin Van Buren's Democratic ticket. When Van Buren resigned
the governor's office on March 5, 1829, Throop became acting governor -
New York's 12th chief executive. In November 1830, Throop was elected to
a full two-year term. After leaving the governor's office on December
31, 1832, Throop was appointed naval officer for the Port of New York.
He served in the Port of New York position from 1833 through 1838. He
died November 1, 1874.