Jared V. Peck

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Jared V. Peck, Congressman from New York

Jared Valentine Peck (September 21, 1816 – December 25, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Port Chester, New York, Peck attended the common schools. He engaged in the lumber, brick, hardware, and building-material business. He served as auditor for the town of Rye in 1844 and 1845. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Westchester Co., 2nd D.) in 1848.

Peck was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1854.

After leaving Congress, he resumed his former business pursuits. He was appointed warden of the port of New York by Governor Edwin D. Morgan in 1859, with residence in New York City, and served until 1865. He was one of the founders of the Union League Club.

He returned to Westchester County and settled in Rye where he served as member of the town board of auditors. He died in Rye, New York, December 25, 1891. He was interred in Greenwood Union Cemetery.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
new district
New York State Assembly
Westchester County, 2nd District

1848
Succeeded by
Harvey Kidd
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Murray
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Succeeded by
Bayard Clarke

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