William W. Van Wyck

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William William Van Wyck (August 9, 1777 – August 27, 1840) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

Born near Fishkill, New York, Van Wyck attended the public schools and Fishkill Academy. He engaged in agricultural pursuits.

Van Wyck was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 17th and 18th United States Congresses, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 4, 1825. He was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (18th Congress).

He removed to Sudley, Virginia, and engaged in planting. He returned to Dutchess County, New York, and died in Fishkill. He was buried at the Dutch Reformed Churchyard.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Randall S. Street
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

1821–1823
Succeeded by
Joel Frost
Preceded by
Walter Patterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1823–1825
Succeeded by
Bartow White