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John Evert VAN ALEN

(1749-1807)

VAN ALEN, John Evert, a Representative from New York; born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., in 1749; completed preparatory studies; moved to De Freestville in 1778 and engaged in extensive farming operations; surveyed the town of Greenbush in 1790 and conducted a general store there; engaged in civil engineering and surveying; assistant court justice in Rensselaer County in 1791; elected to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1793, to March 3, 1799; member of the State assembly in 1800 and 1801; died in March 1807.

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

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