Philip Jeremiah Schuyler

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Philip Jeremiah Schuyler
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by Thomas P. Grosvenor
Succeeded by James Strong
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
1798
Personal details
Born (1768-01-21)January 21, 1768
Albany, New York, USA
Died February 21, 1835(1835-02-21) (aged 67)
New York City, New York, USA
Resting place Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, New York
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Sarah Rutsen (d. 1805)
Mary Anna Sawyer
Relatives Philip Schuyler (father)
Angelica Schuyler Church (sister)
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (sister)
Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Renesslaer (sister)
John Barker Church (brother in law)
Alexander Hamilton (brother in law)
Stephen Van Rensselaer (brother in law)
Profession Farm and estate owner and manager
Religion Dutch Reformed

Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (January 21, 1768 Albany, New York – February 21, 1835 New York City) was an American politician from New York. His siblings included Angelica Schuyler Church, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, and Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Renesslaer.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer.[1] The Schuyler family were intermarried with other prominent New York families, including the Van Cortlandts and Livingstons, and his relatives included uncle Jeremiah Van Rensselaer.

Alexander Hamilton, John Barker Church, and Stephen Van Rensselaer were all his brothers-in-law.

He received his education through private tutors, and married Sarah Rutsen, a descendant of Wilhelmus Beekman and inheritor of a large portion of the Beekman Patent, which encompassed much of what is now Dutchess County. Schuyler lived in Rhinebeck, where he managed farms and estates throughout upstate New York which were owned by his and his wife's families. After Sarah Rutsen's 1805 death Schuyler married Mary Anna Sawyer. Schuyler served in the New York Militia and attained the rank of major before resigning in 1799.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1798. He was elected as a Federalist to the 15th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1819.

He died of tuberculosis, and was buried at New York Marble Cemetery. His remains were later moved to the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

His home, an estate he called The Grove, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although both father and son had a middle name beginning with the initial "J.", the father (Philip John Schuyler) was always known as "Philip Schuyler"; and the son as "Philip J. Schuyler".

Sources[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas P. Grosvenor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1817–1819
Succeeded by
James Strong