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John Lansing

John Lansing, American Continental congressman, jurist. member of New York State Assembly, 1780-1786; member Continental Congress from New York, 1784, 85; member of commission to fix New York-Vermont boundary, 1790.

Background

  • Lansing, John was born on January 30, 1754 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Gerrit Jacob and Jannetje (Waters) Lansing.

  • Education

    • Studied law under Robert Yates, Albany, James Duane, New York City Admitted to New York bar, 1775.

    Career

    • Delegate to the United States Constl. Delegate to New York Convention to ratify Federal Constn.

    Membership

    Member of New York State Assembly, 1780-1786. Member Continental Congress from New York, 1784, 85. Member of commission to fix New York-Vermont boundary, 1790.

    Connections

    • father: Gerrit Jacob Lansing
    • mother: Jannetje (Waters) Lansing
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    Born January 30, 1754
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