He served as militia lieutenant colonel in the American Revolution. In the 1780 British raid, known as "The Burning of the Valleys", he was captured and taken to Quebec, where he was held until he managed to escape in 1783.
During and after the war, first in 1777, held various legislative offices, serving in both houses of the state legislature, and representing the state in the United States House of Representatives from 1791 until 1795.
Gordon Creek, in the Town of Ballston, is named for him.
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Jeremiah Van Rensselaer
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from New York's 6th congressional district
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from New York's 9th congressional district
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