Peter Gansevoort Ten Eyck was born in Bethlehem, Albany County, NY on November 7, 1873. He attended the Albany Academy and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. It is not clear if he graduated from either or both institutions.
He was engaged in civil and signal engineering for 15 years. He also was a signal engineer for the New York Central Railway. In 1903 he was the Chief Engineer, and later became the Vice President and General Manager of the Federal Railway and Signal Company. On the side he also served for seven years in the Third Signal Corps, Third Brigade of the National Guard of New York.
In 1912 he ran for the 63rd U.S. Congress and served from March 1913 to March 1915. He was unsuccessful in his bid for the next term of Congress. Several years later he ran for a seat in the 67th U.S. Congress and served from March 1921 to March 1923. He decided not to run for another term.
Following his last Congressional stint he was engaged in farming near Albany, NY. He passed away at his summer residence in Altamont, NY on September 2, 1944, at the age of 70. He was interred at Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, NY.
Various Web sites including: bioguide.congress.gov, house.gov, famousamericans.net and wikipedia.org.
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