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Aaron VANDERPOEL

(1799-1870)

VANDERPOEL, Aaron, a Representative from New York; born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., February 5, 1799; pursued classical studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Kinderhook, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1826-1830; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); retired from Congress and settled in New York City; judge of the superior court 1842-1850; died in New York City July 18, 1870; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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

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