US Con Pruyn, John Van Schaick Sr. - U.S. Congressman, NY

John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn Sr.

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Born: June 22, 1811

Birthplace: Albany, New York

Father: David Pruyn 1771 – 1843
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​

Mother: Hybertje “Hibertie” Lansing 1773 – 1855
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​

1st​ Wife: Harriet Corning Turner 1822 – 1859
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​

2nd​ Wife: Anna Fenn Parker 1840 – 1909
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​

Children:

Erastus Corning Pruyn 1841 – 1881​
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​
Mary Weld Pruyn 1843 – 1844​
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​
Harriet Corning Pruyn 1845 – 1847​
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​
Harriet Corning Pruyn 1849 – 1858​
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​
John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn Jr. 1859 – 1904​
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​
Harriet Langdon Pruyn Rice 1868 – 1939​
(Buried: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York)​
Huybertie Lansing Pruyn Hamlin 1873 – 1964​
(Buried: Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, New York)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1826: Graduated from Albany Academy​

Occupation before War:

1832 – 1863: Attorney in Albany, New York
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Regent for University of New York​
Business partner of Erastus Corning​
One of the organizers of New York Central Railroad System​
Shareholder of New York Central Railroad System​
1854: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congressman​

Civil War Career:

1861: New York State Senator​
1863 – 1865: United States Congressman from New York​
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member of House Ways and Means Committee​
1863 – 1865: Member of House Claims Committee​
1864: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to Congress.​
1865: Voted against the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1867: Attorney in Albany, New York​
Stockholder in the Central Pacific Railroad Company​
Director of Union Pacific Railroad Company​
1867 – 1869: United States Congressman from New York​
1867 – 1869: Ranking Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee​
1867 – 1869: Ranking Member of House Library Committee​
1867 – 1869: Ranking Member of House Pacific Railroad Committee​
One of the members who received stock in Credit Mobilier​
1868: Voted against the impeachment of Pres. Andrew Johnson​
1868: Choose not to be a candidate for re-nomination to Congress.​
1868 – 1877: Chancellor of University of State of New York​
1869 – 1877: Attorney in Albany, New York​

Died:
November 21, 1877

Place of Death: Clifton Springs, New York

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Burial Place:
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York
 
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lupaglupa

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All the names in his family are like a walking tour of old Albany - so many Dutch families here!
 

lupaglupa

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The name persists here as an island north of Albany where the Mohawk and Hudson rivers meet.
 
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