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Killian Killian VAN RENSSELAER

(1763-1845)

VAN RENSSELAER, Killian Killian, (cousin of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and uncle of Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer), a Representative from New York; born in Greenbush, Rensselaer County, N.Y., June 9, 1763; completed preparatory studies and attended Yale College; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Claverack, N.Y.; private secretary to Gen. Philip Schuyler; elected as a Federalist to the Seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1811); resumed the practice of law; died in Albany, N.Y., on June 18, 1845; interment in a private cemetery at Greenbush, N.Y.

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

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