Born in Kinderhook, New York, Vanderpoel pursued classical studies, and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Kinderhook, New York. He served as member of the New York State Assembly, 1826-1830.
Vanderpoel was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1837). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress.
Vanderpoel was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841). He retired from Congress and settled in New York City. He served as judge of the superior court 1842-1850. He died in New York City July 18, 1870. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.
He married first on 3 Sep 1821 a Harriet Baldwin, secondly on 2 Apr 1839 a Ellen McBride.
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