- Jacob R. Van Rensselaer
Jacob Rutsen Van Rensselaer (
September 27, 1767Claverack, Columbia County, New York- September 22, 1835 New York City) was an American lawyer and Federalist politician.
He was the son of Robert Van Rensselaer (1740-1802) and Cornelia Rutsen Van Rensselaer (1746-1790).
War of 1812, he commanded troops which were drafted in Columbia County, and were ordered to the defense of the city of New York.
He was several time elected to the
New York State Assembly, and was Speaker of the New York State Assemblyin 1812-13.
Secretary of State of New Yorkfrom 1813 to 1815.
He was a delegate to the
New York State Constitutional Conventionof 1821.
He married Cornelia De Peyster.
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