DE WITT, Charles Gerrit (1789-1839)

DE WITT, CHARLES GERRIT, (grandson of Charles De Witt), a Representative from New York; born in Greenhill, Ulster County, N.Y., November 7, 1789; studied law and practiced; clerk in the Navy Department; edited the Ulster Sentinel; elected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); was not a candidate for renomination in 1830; resumed the practice of law; appointed Chargé d'Affaires to Central America January 29, 1833; returned home in February 1839; died on board a river steamer opposite Newburgh, N.Y., April 12, 1839; interment in Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Hurley, N.Y.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: November 8, 1827. 1 letter.
Finding aid in repository.

Senate House and Museum
Kingston, NY
Papers: In De Witt historical collection, 1712-1937. ca. 1,030 items.