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John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr
Birth: Jan. 30, 1754
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1829
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

US Statesman, Jurist. Lansing was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1775. From 1776-1777 he was the military secretary to General Philip Schuyler. He became a member of the Continental Congress in 1785. He served in that capacity until 1787, when he declined to sign the U. S. Constitution. He opposed some of the language and terminology of the constitution and therefore declined to sign it. In 1781 he was elected a member of the New York State Assembly and served in that capacity until 1789. He was appointed to be a justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 1790 and served in that capacity until 1798, when he became chief justice, and served as chief justice until 1801. In 1801 he was appointed to be the Chancellor of New York State, a position he held until 1814, when he was forced to retire because of age. He disappeared mysteriously on December 12, 1829, after leaving his hotel room to mail a letter. No explanation was ever found for his disappearance. It was speculated that he was robbed and murdered or he drowned. A cenotaph was erected at Albany Rural Cemetery to commemorate his many years of public service. (bio by: Eamonn) 
Family links: 
  Cornelia Ray Lansing (1757 - 1834)*
  Jane Lansing Westerlo (1785 - 1871)*
  Frances Lansing Sutherland (1791 - 1855)*
  Cornelia Lansing (1795 - 1877)*
  Sarah Ray Lansing Livingston (1797 - 1848)*
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Albany Rural Cemetery
Albany County
New York, USA
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Originally Created by: Eamonn
Record added: Apr 25, 2008
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- Lance
 Added: Dec. 15, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Jan. 30, 2015
Thank you sir, for your contribution to the Constitution. Whatever your fate may have been, I'm sure that God has you in mind for the resurrection hope on a paradise earth. I hope to make it there to meet you,someday. May you rest in peace.
- Danielle McCullers
 Added: Jan. 20, 2014
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