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John Lansing

Continental congressman , jurist

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