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  • ID: I76412
  • Name: Stephen VAN RENSSELAER III
  • RELA: 15th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 NOV 1764 in New York, NY
  • Event: Elected Lt. Gov. of New York BET 1795 AND 1801
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 27 FEB 1822 AND 3 MAR 1829
  • Death: 26 JAN 1839 in Albany Co., NY
  • Event: Pic Stephen Van Rensselaer III
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  • Note:
    VAN RENSSELAER, Stephen, III, (father of Henry Bell Van Rensselaer), a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 1, 1764; completed preparatory studies and attended Princeton College; graduated from Harvard University in 1782; major of militia in 1786, colonel in 1788, and major general in 1801; member of the New York state assembly 1789-1791, 1798, and 1818; member of the New York state senate 1791-1796; elected lieutenant governor of New York in 1795; unsuccessful candidate for New York governor in 1801 and 1813; served as major general of Volunteers in the War of 1812; member of the canal commission 1816-1839, and served fourteen years as its president; member of the New York state constitutional convention in 1821; founded the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy in 1824; was a supporter of John Quincy Adams; elected to the Seventeenth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Represenative Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer and reelected to the three succeeding Congresses (February 27, 1822-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Eighteenth through Twentieth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection; devoted his time to landed interests and to educational and public welfare matters; regent of the University of New York 1819-1839; died on January 26, 1839, in Albany, N.Y.; interment in the family burying ground; reinterment in Albany Rural Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Stephen VAN RENSSELAER , Jr. b: 2 JUN 1742 in Albany Co., NY
    Mother: Catherine LIVINGSTON b: 1745 in Albany Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Margarita SCHUYLER b: 24 SEP 1758 in New York, NY
    • Married: 6 JUN 1783
    Children
    1. Has No Children Catharine Schuyler VAN RENSSELAER b: JUL 1784
    2. Has No Children Stephen VAN RENSSELAER b: 6 JUN 1786
    3. Has No Children Stephen VAN RENSSELAER b: 29 MAR 1789

    Marriage 2 Cornelia PATERSON b: 4 JUN 1780 in New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ
    • Married: MAY 1802
    Children
    1. Has No Children Catherine VAN RENSSELAER b: 17 OCT 1803
    2. Has No Children William Paterson VAN RENSSELAER b: 6 MAR 1805
    3. Has No Children Philip Schuyler VAN RENSSELAER b: 14 OCT 1806
    4. Has Children Cortlandt VAN RENSSELAER b: 28 MAY 1808 in Albany, Albany Co., NY
    5. Has Children Henry Bell VAN RENSSELAER b: 14 MAY 1810 in Albany, Albany Co., NY
    6. Has No Children Cornelia Paterson VAN RENSSELAER b: 8 JUL 1812
    7. Has No Children Alexander VAN RENSSELAER b: 5 NOV 1814
    8. Has No Children Euphemia White VAN RENSSELAER b: 25 SEP 1816
    9. Has No Children Westerlo VAN RENSSELAER b: 14 MAR 1820

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