Caleb Tompkins

Caleb Tompkins

Birth
Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 1 Jan 1846 (aged 86)
Scarsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7590261 · View Source
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US Congressman. The son of a prominent land owner and judge, and the brother of Daniel D. Tompkins, who served as Vice President, Caleb Tompkins was educated locally and trained for a legal career. He fought in the American Revolution as a Private in the New York Militia, and was a Captain when he resigned from the militia in 1797. After attaining admission to the bar, he was Scarsdale's first Town Clerk, and served in other local offices including Town Supervisor. An Anti-Federalist who joined the Democratic-Republican Party and later the Democrats, he served as Westchester County Judge from 1807 to 1820. In 1816 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served two terms, 1817 to 1821. In 1823 he returned to the position of Westchester County Judge, and he remained on the bench until his death.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Added: 17 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7590261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Caleb Tompkins (22 Dec 1759–1 Jan 1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7590261, citing First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, White Plains, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .