Philip Van Cortlandt (1749 - 1831)

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Birthplace: Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
Death: Died in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York, USA
Occupation: American surveyor, land-owner, and politician from Westchester County, New York.During the Revolutionary War, Colonel Cortlandt commanded the 2nd New York Regiment in the Continental Army. He served in both houses of the New York State Legislature and rep
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About Philip Van Cortlandt

Philip Van Cortlandt (August 21, 1749–November 21, 1831) was an American surveyor, land-owner, and politician from Westchester County, New York.

During the Revolutionary War, Colonel Cortlandt commanded the 2nd New York Regiment in the Continental Army. He served in both houses of the New York State Legislature and represented New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1793 until 1809.

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VAN CORTLANDT, Philip (brother of Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr.), a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 21, 1749; pursued classical studies; attended Coldenham Academy and was graduated from King's College (later Columbia University) in 1768; engaged as a civil engineer; member of the Provincial Congress in 1775; during the War of the Revolution served as lieutenant colonel and was mustered out of the service with the rank of brigadier general for gallant conduct at the siege of Yorktown under General Lafayette; delegate to the State convention which adopted the Federal Constitution in 1788; served as supervisor of the town of Cortland, and as school commissioner and road master; member of the State assembly 1788-1790; served in the State senate 1791-1793; elected as a Democrat to the Third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1809); engaged in agricultural pursuits; accompanied General Lafayette on his tour through the United States in 1831; was a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati; died at Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton on Hudson, Westchester County, N.Y., on November 1, 1831; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Peekskill, N.Y.

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1749
August 21, 1749
Cortlandt Manor, Westchester, New York, USA
1777
1777
Age 27
1831
November 5, 1831
Age 82
Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, New York, USA