Christopher R Tompkins

Christopher Tompkins was raised in Yorktown, where his ancestors had settled along the banks of the Croton River in the 1750s. His family lost their farms to floodwaters when the first Croton Dam broke in 1841 and again when the Croton rose behind the new dam in 1907. His grandfather was employed by the City of New York for over 40 years as superintendent of the Croton Reservoir. Tompkins holds a bachelor's degree in history and government from Colby College and a master's degree in social...See more

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