Martin Gerretsen SCHUNEMAN, Congress, NY (1764-1827)


SCHUNEMAN, Martin Gerretsen, a Representative from New York; born in Catskill, Albany (now Greene) County, N.Y., February 10, 1764; educated by his father; justice of the peace of Albany County in 1792; engaged in mercantile pursuits and owned an inn at Madison; supervisor for Catskill in Albany and Greene Counties in 1797, 1799, and 1802; member of the State assembly from Ulster County 1798-1800 and from Greene County in 1803; delegate from Greene County to the State constitutional convention in 1801; elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1807); resumed his former business pursuits; died in Catskill, N.Y., February 21, 1827; interment in the Old Cemetery, Madison (now Leeds), N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present