Gerrit Y. Lansing
Lansing was elected regent of the University of the State of New York in 1829 and served until his death. He was appointed chancellor of the board on October 31, 1842 and served until his death.
Lansing was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second, Twenty-third, and Twenty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1837). He was not a candidate for reelection in 1836, and returned to practicing law.
He served as president of the Albany Savings Bank from 1854 until his death, and president of the Albany Insurance Company from 1859 until his death.
Lansing died in Albany on January 3, 1862. He was interred in the Albany Rural Cemetery.
In 1808 Lansing married Helen Ten Eyck (1787–1838). Their children included Edward Lansing (died 1824), Charles Bridgen Lansing (1809–1890), Jane Ann Lansing (1811–1886), and Susan Yates Lansing. In 1841 Jane Ann Lansing married Robert H. Pruyn. In 1843 Susan Lansing became the second wife of Peter Gansevoort.
- United States Congress. "Gerrit Y. Lansing (id: L000086)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 10th congressional district
|Chancellor of the University of the State of New York
John V. L. Pruyn