Abraham H. Schenck

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Abraham Henry Schenck (January 22, 1775 – June 1, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from New York. He was an uncle to Isaac Teller, who also became a representative from New York.

Born in Matteawan, New York, Schenck received an English education. He became engaged in the manufacture of machinery. He served as member of the New York State Assembly from 1804-1806.

Schenck was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1817). He engaged in the manufacture of cotton goods. He died in Fishkill, New York, June 1, 1831, and was interred in the Dutch Reform Churchyard, Beacon (formerly Fishkill Landing), New York.

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

1815–1817
Succeeded by
James Tallmadge, Jr.