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Gulian Crommelin VERPLANCK

(1786-1870)

VERPLANCK, Gulian Crommelin, (son of Daniel Crommelin Verplanck), a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 6, 1786; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Columbia College (now Columbia University), New York City, in 1801; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1807; member of the State assembly 1820-1823; professor at General Theological Seminary, New York City, 1821-1824; elected to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Twenty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; unsuccessful Whig candidate for mayor of New York City in 1834; member of the State senate 1838-1841; governor of the city hospital 1823-1865; regent of the State university 1826-1870 and vice chancellor 1858-1870; president of the board of commissioners of immigration 1846-1870; member of the State constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868; died in New York City on March 18, 1870; interment in Trinity Churchyard, Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y.

Bibliography

July, Robert William. Essential New Yorker, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1951.

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

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