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Isaac Whitbeck VAN SCHAICK

(1817-1901)

VAN SCHAICK, Isaac Whitbeck, (uncle of Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane), a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Coxsackie, Greene County, N.Y., December 7, 1817; attended the common schools; engaged extensively in the manufacture of glue; moved to Chicago in 1857, and to Wisconsin in 1861 and engaged in the flour-milling business in Milwaukee; elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 1871; member of the State assembly 1873-1875; served in the State senate 1877-1882; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1886; elected to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; unsuccessful candidate for State senator in 1890; moved to Catonsville, Baltimore County, Md., in 1894, where he lived in retirement until his death there August 22, 1901; interment in Athens Cemetery, Athens, N.Y.

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

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