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Stephen Van Rensselaer

Born: Nov 1, 1764

Death: Jan 26, 1839

Birthplace: New York City

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Stephen Van Rensselaer

Date of Birth : Nov 1, 1764
Date of Death : Jan 26, 1839
Birth Place : New York City

Stephen van Rensselaer III was Lieutenant Governor of New York and a member of the United States House of Representatives, as well as a soldier, businessman and landowner. The heir to one of the largest estates in New York, his holdings made him the tenth richest American of all time, based on the ratio of his fortune to contemporary GDP. He founded the institution which became Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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