Killian K. Van Rensselaer

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Killian Killian Van Rensselaer (June 9, 1763 – June 18, 1845) was an American lawyer and politician who served in the United States Congress as a Representative from the state of New York. He was the cousin of Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and the uncle of Solomon Van Vechten Van Rensselaer, who were also Representatives.

Van Rensselaer was born in Greenbush, New York. He completed preparatory studies and attended Yale College, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1784, and commenced practice in Claverack, New York. He was private secretary to General Philip Schuyler.

Van Rensselaer was elected as a Federalist to the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh United States Congresses, serving from March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1811. Afterwards, he resumed the practice of law.

Van Rensselaer died in Albany, New York, aged 82, and was interred in a private cemetery at East Greenbush.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Glen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry W. Livingston
Preceded by
Benjamin Walker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Sammons
Preceded by
Barent Gardenier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Harmanus Bleecker