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Note:   LANSING, John, Jr., (uncle of Gerrit Yates Lansing), a Delegate from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., January 30, 1754; studied law in Albany and in New York City; was admitted to the bar in 1775; secretary to General Schuyler 1776 and 1777; engaged in the practice of law in Albany in 1778; member of the State assembly 1781-1784, 1786, and 1789, and served as speaker in 1786 and 1789; Member of the Continental Congress in 1785; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention in 1787 but withdrew July 10, 1787; delegate to the state convention in June 1788 to ratify the Federal Constitution; again a member and speaker of the state assembly in 1789; member of the commission to settle the New York-Vermont boundary line in 1790; justice of the supreme court of New York 1790-1798 and chief justice 1798-1801; chancellor 1801-1814; commissioner to determine the claims of the city and county of New York to certain lands in Vermont in 1817; regent of the University of the State of New York 1817-1829; mysteriously disappeared after leaving his hotel to post a letter at one of the docks in New York City, December 12, 1829. --- Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.