WENDOVER, Peter Hercules (1768-1834)

WENDOVER, PETER HERCULES, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 1, 1768; received a liberal schooling; held several local offices; member of the volunteer fire department of New York City in 1796; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1801 and 1821; member of the State assembly in 1804; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1821); sheriff of New York County 1822-1825; died in New York City September 24, 1834; interment in the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Samuel Chester Reid Family Papers, 1807-1963, 4.2 linear feet.
The papers document the role of Peter Wendover and Captain Reid in redesigning the American flag.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: January 29 and March 28, 1821. 2 letters.
Finding aid in repository.