PEEK, Harmanus, (1782 - 1838)


PEEK, Harmanus, a Representative from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., June 24, 1782; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1804; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Schenectady; member of the State assembly in 1816 and 1817; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixteenth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection; died in Schenectady, N.Y., September 27, 1838; interment in Dutch Church Cemetery; reinterred in Vale Cemetery.