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Albert Lester (ca. 1803 - March 14, 1867 Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.


Lester removed from Litchfield, Connecticut to Canandaigua.

He was a Democratic member of the New York State Senate (7th District) from 1844 to 1847. In May 1847, the incumbent Lieutenant Governor of New York, Addison Gardiner, was elected to the New York Court of Appeals and took office on July 5. Gardiner thus vacated the office of lieutenant governor - who is ex officio President of the state senate. When the New York State Legislature met again for an extra session from September 8 to December 15, Lester was chosen President pro tempore of the State Senate, and was Acting Lieutenant Governor of New York until the end of the year. Urged by Governor John Young, the state legislature passed on September 27 a law to hold a special election for lieutenant governor at the New York state election, 1847 to fill the vacancy, and Hamilton Fish was elected to take office on January 1, 1848.

Lester was buried at the West Avenue Cemetery in Canandaigua.


Political offices
Preceded by
Addison Gardiner
Lieutenant Governor of New York

Succeeded by
Hamilton Fish


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