Aaron Vanderpoel

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Aaron Vanderpoel

Aaron Vanderpoel (February 5, 1799 – July 18, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Kinderhook, New York, Vanderpoel at Kinderhook Academy and Lenox Academy. He studied law with Peter van Schaack and his brother James van Schaack before completing his studies with his brother James Vanderpoel. Aaron vanderpoel was admitted to the bar in 1820 and commenced practice in Kinderhook, New York. He served as member of the New York State Assembly from 1826 to 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 from 1842 to 1850. He died in New York City July 18, 1870. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.

He was married to Harriet Baldwin on September 3, 1821. On April 2, 1839 he married Ellen McBride.

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

1833–1837
Succeeded by
Robert McClellan
Preceded by
Robert McClellan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

1839–1841
Succeeded by
Robert McClellan

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