Peter H. Wendover

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Peter Hercules Wendover (August 1, 1768 – September 24, 1834) was a United States Representative from New York.


Born in New York City, Wendover received a liberal schooling and held several local offices. He was a member of the volunteer fire department of New York City in 1796. He served as delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1801 and 1821 and was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1804.

Wendover was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815 – March 3, 1821). Afterward, he served as the Sheriff of New York County, New York from 1822 to 1825.

He died in New York City on September 24, 1834, and was buried in the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Peter H. Wendover (id: W000293)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jotham Post, Jr.,
William Irving
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 2nd congressional district

with William Irving 1815–19 and Henry Meigs 1819–21
Succeeded by
Churchill C. Cambreleng,
John J. Morgan