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William William VAN WYCK

(1777-1840)

VAN WYCK, William William, a Representative from New York; born near Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y., August 9, 1777; attended the public schools and Fishkill Academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected to the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Eighteenth Congress); moved to Sudley, Fairfax County, Va., and engaged in planting; returned to Dutchess County, N.Y., and died in Fishkill, N.Y., August 27, 1840; interment in the Dutch Reformed Churchyard.

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

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