John Evert Van Alen
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 7th district
March 4, 1793 – March 3, 1799
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||John C. Brodhead|
Kinderhook, New York, U.S.
|Died||February 27, 1807|
Defreestville, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Bloomington Rural Cemetery|
North Greenbush, New York
|Spouse(s)||Anne Freyermoet Van Alen|
|Children||Everet Van Alen|
|Profession||surveyor, merchant, politician|
John Evert Van Alen (1749 – February 27, 1807) was an American surveyor, merchant, and politician from the U.S. state of New York. He served as a Federalist member of the United States House of Representatives.
He moved to Defreestville, New York and continued to farm, also serving in local offices including justice of the peace. In addition, Van Alen worked as a civil engineer and surveyor, and was the owner and operator of a general store.
He held various political office in New York, and was assistant judge for Rensselaer County in 1791. He was elected as a U.S. Representative to New York's newly created 7th congressional district in 1793 and was reelected twice, serving in Congress from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1799. He then served as a member of the New York State Assembly in 1800 and 1801.
Death and legacy
Van Alen died in Defreestville on February 27, 1807 and is interred in Bloomington Rural Cemetery in North Greenbush, New York.
Van Alen married Anne Freyermoet in 1771. They had one child, Everet, whom they adopted.
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
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from New York's 7th congressional district