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Van Ness, William W.locked

(1776–27 February 1823)
  • Donald M. Roper

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Van Ness, William W. (1776–27 February 1823), politician and judge, was born at Claverack, New York, the son of William Van Ness, a farmer. (His mother’s identity is not known.) Van Ness’s background is highly obscure, and he is often confused for his cousin ...

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