VERPLANCK, Gulian Crommelin, (son of Daniel Crommelin Verplanck),
a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 6,
1786; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Columbia College (now
Columbia University), New York City, in 1801; studied law and was admitted to
the bar in 1807; member of the State assembly 1820-1823; professor at General
Theological Seminary, New York City, 1821-1824; elected to the Nineteenth and
Twentieth Congresses and elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and
Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on
Ways and Means (Twenty-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination
in 1832; unsuccessful Whig candidate for mayor of New York City in 1834; member
of the State senate 1838-1841; governor of the city hospital 1823-1865; regent
of the State university 1826-1870 and vice chancellor 1858-1870; president of
the board of commissioners of immigration 1846-1870; member of the State
constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868; died in New York City on March 18,
1870; interment in Trinity Churchyard, Fishkill, Dutchess County, N.Y.
Bibliography July, Robert William.
Essential New Yorker, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck. Durham,
N.C.: Duke University Press, 1951.