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Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr
Birth: Aug. 29, 1762
Croton-on-Hudson
Westchester County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1848
Peekskill
Westchester County
New York, USA

US Congressman. After graduating from Queen's College (later called Rutgers) in 1783, he studied law with Alexander Hamilton and became an attorney in New York City. He later gave up his law practice to take over management of the vast Van Cortlandt Estate in Westchester County. He served in the New York Assembly from 1811 to 1812. In 1810 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican and served one term, 1811 to 1813. Van Cortlandt was an officer in the militia, rising to the rank of Major General and seeing service in the War of 1812. He was also a member of the Board of Vistors at the United States Military Academy. In 1833 he founded the Westchester County Bank in Peekskill, serving as its President until his death. In 1840 he was a Whig presidential elector on the Harrison-Tyler ticket. Pierre Van Cortlandt Jr. was the brother of Brigadier General Philip Van Cortlandt, who also served in Congress, the son of Pierre Van Cortlandt Sr., New York State's first Lieutenant Governor, and the son in law of George Clinton, New York State's first Governor. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  Pierre Van Cortlandt (1721 - 1814)
  Joanna Livingston Van Cortlandt (1722 - 1808)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Clinton Van Cortlandt (1770 - 1811)*
 
 Children:
  Pierre Van Cortlandt (1815 - 1884)*
 
 Siblings:
  Philip Van Cortlandt (1749 - 1831)*
  Catherine Elizabeth Van Cortlandt Van Wyck (1751 - 1829)*
  Cornilia Van Cortlandt Beekman (1753 - 1847)**
  Pierre Van Cortlandt (1762 - 1848)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Cortlandt Manor
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Feb 12, 2007
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Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr
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- karl anglin
 Added: Nov. 15, 2014
Section: Locust Putnam Avenue. Lot: 84 (by his father).
- Rick Breithaupt
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014

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