Government Council of Trustees Council of Elders Tribal Departments

2015-2017 Council of Trustees                                                                                                                             Bryan Polite, Chairman
Daniel Collins, Sr., Vice Chairman
The Rev. Michael F. Smith, Treasurer

Nichol Dennis Banks, Council of Trustees Secretary
Terrell Terry, General Council Secretary
Eugene E. Cuffee II, Sachem
Lucille Bosley, Sunksqua

                                                                                                 

                                     Mamoweenene (We move together.)

 

The Shinnecock Trustee System Since 1792

The first three Trustees ever elected were put into office 1792.
They were: David Jacob, Samuel Waukus and Abraham Jacob.

David Jacob served at least three terms, 1792, 1793 and 1794.

Samuel Waukus served six years: 1792, 1794, 1795, 1800, 1804 and 1807.

Abraham Jacob served 16 years between 1792 and 1816.


The longest serving Trustees:

1. 30 Years: Charles K. Smith, longest serving Trustee in Shinnecock history; first elected in 1948 and elected every year up to 1978.

2. 27 Years: Harry K. Williams is the second longest serving Trustee, elected 27 times between 1946 and 1979.

3. 19 Years: Avery Dennis, Sr., between 1952 and 1985.

4. 19 Years: Braddon Smith, between 1980 and 2015

5. 16 Years: Abraham Jacob, between 1792 and 1816.

 6. 16 Years: James W. Eleazer, Jr., between 1978 and 2006.