Jacob R. Van Rensselaer
Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer, son of Cornelia Rutsen (1746-1790) and Robert Van Rensselaer (1740-1802), a brigadier general during the War of Independence , was during the reign of King George III. Born and raised in Columbia County . He attended Washington Seminary . In 1787 he graduated from Yale University . He studied law and was admitted to the bar. During the British-American War , he commanded troops drafted in Columbia County and helped defend New York City.
Van Rensselaer was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1800, 1808, 1808-1809, 1811, 1812-1813, 1814, 1814-1815, and 1819 . From 1812 to 1813 he held the post of speaker . He was Secretary of State of New York from 1813 to 1815 . In 1821 he took part as a delegate to the New York Constituent Assembly .
He was married to Cornelia De Peyster. After his death in New York City, his body was transferred to Claverack, where he was buried in the Reformed Dutch Church cemetery.
His home, the Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer House and Mill Complex , is listed on the National Register of Historic Places .
- The New York civil list , Weed, Parsons and Company, 1858, pp. 33, 57, 173, 181f, 184f, 187ff, 194 and 312
- Jacob R. Van Rensselaer at The Political Graveyard
- Jacob R. Van Rensselaer on the InterMedia Enterprises website
|SURNAME||Van Rensselaer, Jacob R.|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Van Rensselaer, Jacob Rutsen (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American lawyer and politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 27, 1767|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Claverack , New York|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 22, 1835|
|Place of death||New York City|