William Christian Bouck

William Christian Bouck (1786-1859) was a politician who represented Schoharie county in the New York State Assembly from 1814 to 1816 and in 1818 and in the New York State Senate from 1821 to 1822 as a member of the Republican party. He later was the Governor of New York from 1842 to 1844 as a member of the Democratic party. While Bouck and MVB were ideologically close in their early political careers, they split in the 1840s when Bouck supported the Hunker faction that opposed MVB's Barnburners, only to reconcile in their retirement in the 1850s.