Valentine Efner

Valentine Efner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837
Preceded byJohn Adams
Succeeded byZadock Pratt
Personal details
Born(1776-05-05)May 5, 1776
Blenheim Hill, New York
DiedNovember 20, 1865(1865-11-20) (aged 89)
Blenheim Hill, New York
Political partyJacksonian
OccupationFarmer, politician

Valentine Efner (May 5, 1776 – November 20, 1865) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Blenheim Hill, near Blenheim, New York, Efner completed preparatory studies and became a farmer. He served in local offices, including justice of the peace.

Efner was a major in the New York Militia during the War of 1812. He was later promoted to lieutenant colonel and second in command of the militia's 104th Regiment.

He served as member of the New York State Assembly in 1829.

Efner was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1837). He did not run for reelection in 1836 and returned to farming.

He died in Blenheim Hill on November 20, 1865 and was buried at Blenheim Hill Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Adams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Zadock Pratt

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