Past Presidents

Richard T. Gilmartin

Richard T. Gilmartin was the founder and first president of the Montauk Historical Society. He was born and raised in East Hampton, attended the schools there, and graduated from Fordham University in 1925 with a B.A. Degree.

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William Cooper

May 21, 1946

Montauk- The historic “Third House,” once headquarters of Teddy Roosevelt during and ranch house for the only farm in the country which can claim 300 years of cattle raising, has been taken over by William J. Cooper as a dude ranch. Roosevelt held his conferences in the house during the Spanish American War.

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Mrs. Margaret “Peggy” Flannery Joyce

Mrs. Joyce was born in East Hampton, NY on March 13th, 1921. As a Flannery she held claim to having the first birth certificate issued in the newly incorporated village of East Hampton, NY.

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