Philip Jeremiah Schuyler

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Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, Congressman from New York

Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (January 21, 1768 Albany, New York – February 21, 1835 New York City) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer.[1] The Schuylers were intermarried with other prominent New York families, including the Van Cortlandts and Livingstons, and his relatives included uncle Jeremiah Van Rensselaer.

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was his sister, and Alexander Hamilton was his brother-in-law. Another sister and brother-in law were Angelica Schuyler Church and John Barker Church.

He received his education through private tutors, and married Sarah Rutsen, a descendant of Wilhelmus Beekman and inheritor of a large portion of the Beekman Patent, which encompassed much of what is now Dutchess County. Schuyler lived in Rhinebeck, where he managed farms and estates throughout upstate New York which were owned by his and his wife's families. After Sarah Rutsen's 1805 death Schuyler married Mary Anna Sawyer. Schuyler served in the New York Militia and attained the rank of major before resigning in 1799.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1798. He was elected as a Federalist to the 15th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1817, to March 4, 1819.

He died of tuberculosis, and was buried at New York Marble Cemetery. His remains were later moved to the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

His home, an estate he called The Grove, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although both father and son had a middle name beginning with the initial "J.", the father (Philip John Schuyler) was always known as "Philip Schuyler"; and the son as "Philip J. Schuyler".

Sources[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas P. Grosvenor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1817–1819
Succeeded by
James Strong