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Peter G. Ten Eyck

Peter G. Ten Eyck, New York Congressman

Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck (November 7, 1873 – September 2, 1944) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from New York from 1913 to 1915 and again from 1921 to 1923. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

Early lifeEdit

Born in Bethlehem, Albany County to the Dutch American Ten Eyck family, he was educated in the common schools in Normansville, at The Albany Academy, and at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Professional careerEdit

He engaged in civil and signal engineering for fifteen years and was a signal engineer of the New York Central Lines. He was chief engineer of the Federal Railway Signal Co. in 1903 and was later its vice president and general manager.

Military careerEdit

He served seven years in the New York National Guard as a member of the Third Signal Corps, Third Brigade.

Political careerEdit

Ten Eyck was elected as a Democrat to the 63rd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1913 to March 3, 1915. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the 64th United States Congress, and was a delegate to the 1920 Democratic National Convention.

He was elected to the 67th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923. Ten Eyck declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922 and operated Indian Ladder Farms, an agricultural enterprise in Altamont which is still owned by his family. He died in Altamont on September 2, 1944 and was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Peter G. Ten Eyck (id: T000126)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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