Peter I. Borst

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Peter I. Borst
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byJohn I. De Graff
Succeeded byJoseph Bouck
Personal details
BornApril 24, 1797 (1797-04-24)
Middleburgh, New York
DiedNovember 14, 1848 (1848-11-15) (aged 51)
Middleburgh, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyJacksonian Party
Spouse(s)Catherine Becker Borst
ChildrenAddison Borst

John B. Borst

Peter Bouck Borst
Professionfarmer politician
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceNew York State Militia

Peter I. Borst (April 24, 1797 – November 14, 1848) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Middleburgh, New York, Borst attended the common schools and became a successful farmer on his estate, "The Hook" and was an officer of the Schoharie County Agricultural Society. He was married to Catherine Becker Borst. At least three of Borst's children (Addison, John B., and Peter Bouck Borst) moved from New York to Page County, Virginia in years prior to the American Civil War. Addison and John served in the 10th Virginia Infantry, while Peter (23 June 1826 – 24 April 1882) represented the county in the 1861 Virginia Convention, voting both times in favor of secession.


Borst served as an officer of New York State Militia and on the staff of Governor William C. Bouck. He held various local positions.[1]

Elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress, Borst served from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1831.[2] During that time, he served as a member of the committee appointed by the county board of supervisors to oversee the building of the first county almshouse in 1838.[3]


Borst died in Middleburg, New York, on November 14, 1848 (age 51 years, 204 days). He is interred at a family graveyard, on his estate, "The Hook," in Schoharie County, New York.[4]


  1. ^ "Peter I. Borst". Find A Grave. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Peter I. Borst". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Peter I. Borst". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Peter I. Borst". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 22 July 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John I. De Graff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Succeeded by
Joseph Bouck

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website