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Peter Gansevoort TEN EYCK

(1873-1944)

TEN EYCK, Peter Gansevoort, a Representative from New York; born in Bethlehem, Albany County, N.Y., November 7, 1873; was educated in the common schools in Normansville, the Albany Academy, and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; engaged in civil and signal engineering for fifteen years; signal engineer of the New York Central Lines; chief engineer of the Federal Railway Signal Co. in 1903 and later its vice president and general manager; served seven years in the Third Signal Corps, Third Brigade, National Guard of New York; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Albany, N.Y.; died at his summer residence at Altamont, N.Y., September 2, 1944; interment in the Rural Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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