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Eliphalet Wickes (April 1, 1769 – June 7, 1850) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Eliphalet Wickes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1807
Preceded bySamuel Riker
Succeeded bySamuel Riker
Personal details
Born(1769-04-01)April 1, 1769
Huntington, New York
DiedJune 7, 1850(1850-06-07) (aged 81)
Troy, New York
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

He was born on April 1, 1769 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. During the American Revolution, he was employed as an express rider. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth Congress, which met from March 4, 1805, to March 3, 1807.

He was appointed the first postmaster of Jamaica, Long Island, New York on July 1, 1797, and he served until April 1, 1806. He was re-appointed on January 1, 1807, and he served until April 27, 1835. He served as District Attorney of Queens County from 1818 to 1821; he also held a judicial appointment as master in chancery. He died in Troy, New York on June 7, 1850. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Eliphalet Wickes (id: W000440)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Eliphalet Wickes at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Riker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel Riker