HASBROUCK, Abraham Bruyn, (1791 - 1879)


HASBROUCK, Abraham Bruyn, (cousin of Abraham Joseph Hasbrouck), a Representative from New York; born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., on November 29, 1791; graduated from Kingston Academy in 1806 and from Yale College, in 1810; studied law in Hudson, N.Y., and in Litchfield, Conn.; was admitted to the bar in 1813 and commenced law practice in Kingston, N.Y., in 1814; elected as a Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); became president of Ulster County Bank in 1831; resided in New Brunswick, N.J., while president of Rutgers College, 1840-1850; moved to Kingston, N.Y., in 1850; president of the Kingston Bank; founded the Ulster County Historical Society; died in Kingston, N.Y., on February 24, 1879; interment in Pine Street Cemetery.