Van Rensselaer, Stephen


Van Rensselaer, Stephen
(1764-1839)
   Born in New York. Graduated at Harvard, 1782. In 1786 major of militia, and in 1788 colonel. In 1789 elected to the Assembly as a member of the Federal party, of which he soon afterwards became leader; state Senator in 1790-1795; lieutenant-governor in 1795, and returned to the Assembly in 1798 and 1808-1810. In 1801 promoted major-general. In 1812, on the outbreak of war with Great Britain, commanded the United States forces on the Niagara frontier. Resigned his command, Oct. 24, 1812, and left the service. In 1816 elected to the Assembly, and from 1823 to 1829 served in Congress.
   Index: Bk In command on Niagara frontier, 284; correspondence with Brock, 285; force under his command, 287.
   Bib.: Cyc. Am. Biog.; Lucas, Canadian War of 1812.

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