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Peter Hercules WENDOVER

(1768-1834)

WENDOVER, Peter Hercules, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 1, 1768; received a liberal schooling; held several local offices; member of the volunteer fire department of New York City in 1796; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1801 and 1821; member of the State assembly in 1804; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1821); sheriff of New York County 1822-1825; died in New York City September 24, 1834; interment in the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery.

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

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