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75th Anniversary

Genet 75th Anniversary display caseCitizen Genet Elementary School celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015-16. Throughout the school year, students learned about Genet’s history during classroom activities and special projects.

The yearlong celebration culminated with an event on June 2, 2016 at the school for current students and their families, staff, alumni and community members.

Genet Elementary School Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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About Citizen Edmond Genet

Citizen Edmond Genet

Citizen Edmond Genet

Citizen Edmond Genet, the namesake for Genet Elementary School, was a French national who served as an ambassador to the United States in the late 18th century.

During the French Revolution, Genet was recalled to his homeland, but fearing for his life, he stayed in the United States.

In 1794, Genet married Cornelia Clinton, daughter of New York Governor George Clinton. They eventually settled on a farm called Prospect Hill in East Greenbush, where Genet would live out the rest of his days.

Genet was born on January 3, 1763 in Versailles, France. He died 71 years later on July 14, 1834 and is buried behind the East Greenbush Reformed Church.