Myndert Van Schaick
|Myndert Van Schaick|
|Occupation||Philanthropist, Children's Village co-founder|
Van Schaick was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co.) in 1832, and an Alderman of New York City (5th Ward) in 1832-33. At the same time he was Treasurer of the Board of Health of New York City, while a cholera epidemic ravaged the city.
He was a member of the New York State Senate (1st D.) from 1833 to 1836, sitting in the 56th, 57th, 58th and 59th New York State Legislatures. He was also an Assistant Alderman of New York City (5th Ward) in 1835-36. He resigned his seat in the State Senate on May 22, 1836.
During his tenure in the City Council, Assembly and State Senate, he was the driving force behind the planning, and enacting of the pertinent legislation, of the construction of the Croton Aqueduct. When the aqueduct was inaugurated in 1842, Van Schaick was appointed to the Water Board, and remained in office until 1848, part of the time as Chairman. He was President of the Board of Commissioners of the Croton Aqueduct Department from 1855 to 1860.
He was buried at the New York Marble Cemetery.
- "OUR CITY CHARITIES--NO. II.; The New-York Juvenile Asylum.". New York Times. January 31, 1860. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 129f, 146, 212 and 312; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- OBITUARY; Hon. Myndert Van Schaick in NYT on December 3, 1865
- Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1852 (pg. 192 and 194
- Water for Gotham by Gerard T. Koeppel (Princeton University Press, 2000; Chapter 8; ISBN 0-691-08976-0 )
- CROTON AQUEDUCT DEPARTMENT; RETIREMENT OF COMMISSIONER MYNDERT VAN SCHAICK in NYT on January 6, 1860
- Bio and portrait at Marble Cemetery
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