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 Harmanus Peek

Harmanus Peek

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 27 Sep 1838 (aged 57)
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Burial Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 8946 · View Source
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US Congressman. He graduated from Union College in 1804, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a practice in Schenectady. He was Schenectady's City Clerk from 1808 to 1818, and a member of the Schenectady County Board of Supervisors in 1810, 1813 to 1818, 1822 to 1826, and 1829 to 1832. A member of the Democratic-Republican Party, he served in the New York State Assembly from 1816 to 1817. In 1818 he was elected to the US House of Representatives and served one term, 1819 to 1821. During his term Peek was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State. He did not run for reelection, and resumed practicing law. In 1833 he was elected Schenectady's first City Recorder, a position equivalent to a Deputy Mayor, and he served until 1835.

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  • Added: 19 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harmanus Peek (24 Jun 1781–27 Sep 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8946, citing Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .