Andrew DeWitt Bruyn

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Andrew DeWitt Bruyn, Congressman from New York

Andrew DeWitt Bruyn (November 18, 1790 – July 27, 1838) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Wawarsing, New York, Bruyn attended Kingston Academy, Kingston, New York, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1810. In 1811, Bruyn attend the Litchfield Law School and studied under Tapping Reeve.[1] He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1814 and commenced practice in Ithaca. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1817, and served as first surrogate of Tompkins County 1817–1821. He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1818. He was appointed trustee of Ithaca in 1821, and served as president of the village in 1822. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the New York State Senate in 1825. He became county supervisor in 1825, and was made treasurer of the village 1826–1828. He served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas 1826–1836. He served as a director of the Ithaca and Owego Railroad in 1828. He was also interested in banking.

Bruyn was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1837, until his death in Ithaca on July 27, 1838. He was interred in Ithaca City Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stephen B. Leonard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Cyrus Beers

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website